Man accused of hitting officers with SUV to stand trial

Man accused of hitting officers with SUV to stand trial

Jury selection will resume Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of hitting three officers with an SUV in April 2017.

Carlos Martinez, 34, will stand trial for aggravated assault against a public servant. Investigators say he hit the officers while trying to escape arrest at the Del Estrado Town Homes near 62nd and Indiana.

He managed to escape. The officers were treated and released the same day.

It took three law enforcement agencies, a helicopter, canines, officers on horseback, citizens and business owners to track him down. A neighbor near 73rd and Joliet spotted Martinez and called 911. He was arrested without incident.

Martinez is still jailed on $300,000 bond.

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