GERING, Neb. -- Police in the Panhandle say a 17-year-old hit an officer and patrol vehicle with his car while attempting to flee arrest.

On Sunday, July 10th at approximately 1:30 a.m., a Gering Police Officer stopped a vehicle reportedly driving on the shoulder in the 1900 Block of Five Rocks Road.

The officer said when he activated his emergency lights, the vehicle continued to travel northbound down the shoulder. The officer reported that the vehicle eventually slowed down and pulled into the Summit Christian College parking lot.

The officer reported making contact with the 17-year-old driver. Police reported observing two female passengers in the vehicle.

Gering PD said the officer asked the driver for his information and the 17-year-old told him he had nothing but his registration.

The officer reported detecting the odor of alcohol and asked all the people in the vehicle if they had been drinking. All individuals reportedly said no.

According to GPD, the officer reported then asking the driver to step out of the vehicle, and the driver allegedly refused. The officers said he told the driver he could either step out of the vehicle or he would be removed from the vehicle if he did not comply.

The driver allegedly told the officer that he was not going to get out of the vehicle before he then reportedly rolled his window partially up and locked his doors. The officer said when he reached inside the vehicle to unlock the door, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and attempted to flee.

The officer stated that he was hit by the driver’s side door and knocked backwards from the vehicle.

GPD said the officer reported then getting his window punch to begin knocking out the window. The driver reportedly then put the vehicle in drive, and then back into reverse, striking the parked patrol vehicle and almost hitting another officer, according to GPD.

According to GPD, the driver attempted to get away and then accidentally placed the vehicle in park. When the vehicle was in park, the doors unlocked, and the suspect was removed from the vehicle.

The 17-year-old was arrested and taken to Scotts Bluff County Detention Center and was charged as an adult. He was charged with two counts of assault on an officer with deadly weapon charges, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, obstruction, resisting arrest, minor possession of alcohol, and flight to avoid arrest.