HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man who nearly struck a police officer while fleeing a traffic stop has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison.

WHTM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2xWP0gn) Sharief Hand, of Steelton, was sentenced on Wednesday to 27 months to nine years for the 2015 assault. Hand had been charged with fleeing police, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. Two counts of attempted homicide had been withdrawn.

Prosecutors say Hand was on parole for a robbery when Harrisburg Police officers stopped him. Authorities say Hand reversed an SUV into an officer’s vehicle before driving at a second officer. Officials say the officer dove back into his car as struck the vehicle’s door.


Information from: WHTM-TV, http://www.whtm.com