Police: Driver rams DeKalb County police cruisers

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Roger Ray (Courtesy: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Police in DeKalb County said they arrested a man who officers after a violent confrontation with police.

It all started with a traffic stop around 9 a.m. Thursday along Interstate 20 near Candler Road. DeKalb County Police said the officer discovered the driver, identified as 35-year-old Roger Keith Ray, was stopped for speeding. According to the police report, the officer realized Ray had an outstanding arrest warrant for felony aggravated assault out of Gwinnett County, so the officer called for backup.

When the other officers arrived, police said, they boxed Ray’s car in. The suspect responded by putting the car in reverse, ramming the officers’ cruisers.

An officer then tried to take control of his vehicle, pulled out his weapon and pointed it at ray, all the while telling him to stop. The report goes on to state the suspect then reached out and grabbed the officer's gun. The officer "attempted to discharge his weapon at Mr. Ray when the weapon had a malfunction and failed to fire," the report read.

Investigators said Ray was eventually stunned with a Taser and taken into custody.

He faces charges including speeding, reckless conduct and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence.