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Driver with eight suspensions on license arrested after hitting deputy's vehicle

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 10:52:48-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man whose driver's license has been suspended eight times is facing new charges after investigators say he hit the patrol vehicle of an Erie County sheriff's deputy.

Robert Thompson, 25, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and vehicle and traffic law violations for operating a vehicle without inspection, following too close, and operating a vehicle without a license.

According to deputies, a vehicle driven by Thompson rear-ended a patrol vehicle around 3:30 p.m. on Friday that was stopped at the intersection of Delaware and Church.

Thompson's license had been suspended eight times before due to a previous DWI arrest. His vehicle's registration was suspended because of parking violations, and his inspection was also expired, according to the sheriff's office.

The deputy suffered minor injuries.