CAVE CITY, AR (KAIT) - A man accused of shooting at an officer was hospitalized following a chase.
Around 1:30 a.m. Monday a report about a reckless driver in a maroon Volvo came into the Cave City Police Department.
Cave City Police Chief Nathan Stephens tells Region 8 News 26-year-old Mac Chitwood pulled into a church parking lot, took out a gun and fired it at an officer.
The round struck the officer's patrol car.
A police chase followed for about three miles.
Later, Chitwood wrecked his vehicle a few miles outside Cave City.
Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts tells Region 8 News the crash happened in an area known as "Dead Man's Curve."
Chitwood was flown to White River Medical in Batesville for treatment.
Counts told Region 8 News he swallowed drugs before being detained.
Police found a firearm just outside the driver's car window.
Cave City police say the vehicle and firearm were stolen from a residence in Baxter County.
Chitwood has since been taken to the Sharp County Detention Center where he awaits formal charges.
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