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Pa. Man Arrested After Hit-and-Run Involving Officer

Posted April 14, 2007
Updated April 15, 2007

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— The North Carolina Highway Patrol is trying to determine whether a hit-and-run involving a Hillsborough police officer was intentional.

The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday along U.S. Highway 70 in Orange County, authorities said.

Cpl. William Dillon was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill for minor injuries and was later released.

Dillon told the Highway Patrol he had stopped a vehicle driven by Sean Joseph Obermeier, 39, of Pittsburgh, because it was traveling eratically. He said he was proceeding to exit his cruiser when Obermeier backed his vehicle and slammed into the driver's door of Dillon's cruiser.

Obermeier continued eastbound on U.S. 70 and was apprehended in Durham about 15 minutes, the Highway Patrol said.

He faces a felony charge of fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle as well as a number of other charges, including assault on a law enforcement officer resulting in an injury, assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving.

He was in the Orange County Jail Saturday morning under a $60,000 bond.

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  • hereornot Apr 17, 2007

    I agree with "You Must Be Joking" $60,000???? would it have been a black man or god forbid hispanic, it would probably be tripled!!!

  • Its Just What I Do Apr 16, 2007

    sorry nursevb8 (for the xtra e)

  • Its Just What I Do Apr 16, 2007

    nurseevb8- under the influence or intentional?-

    WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

  • nursevb8 Apr 16, 2007

    Hmmmm, bars close at 2AM. Question is was he under the influence or was it intentional. Then it could be attempted murder

  • mindyourown Apr 15, 2007

    I completely agree with killing_me_softly, I couldn't have said it better. 2:00AM! Guess he didn't have anything better to do, he needs to get a life or his is going to end soon....

  • Joy4u2 Apr 15, 2007

    Get a grip the policeman was getting out of his car, the other man put his car in reverse and from my reading backed into the officer and took off. have you ever had a car door hit you so can you think about how it was when a car hit the door and the police officer. This man has no regard for life of anybody.

  • Tired Of Excuses Apr 15, 2007

    I'm glad the officer was discharged from the hospital. This story was poorly written. He was released because of "soreness" WHAT? He was hit by a car, of course he'd be sore. That's not why he would be released. Perhaps writing "treated and released" would be more appropriate.
    Finally, I am insulted for the lawman and his family that the man who deliberately tried to flee and hit him in the process only got a $60,000 bond? Unbelievable.

  • farrell nightrider Apr 15, 2007

    wow $60,000.00 bond after: felony charge of fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle, assault on a law enforcement officer resulting in an injury, assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving. And you call this just-us (secret code for whites only)

    He was in the Orange County Jail Saturday morning under a $60,000 bond.

  • My2centsworth Apr 14, 2007

    Freekin Yankees

  • killing_me_softly Apr 14, 2007

    I am confused about how this story is written. It looks as if the officer pulled over a vehicle and the man he pulled over was the man who backed up and hit him. Am I correct? Well, if I am correct, does it really matter if it was intentional or not? If you are trying to run from the police and you accidentally kill an elderly woman by knocking her down along the getaway route, does it matter if it is intentional or not? I do understand the law, but I guess this article is getting to the point that this man may not be responsible because he "didn't mean to hit the officer".
    Some of the stories here serve as pure entertainment rather than being informative.lol

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