Police horse hit by car, man arrested

Andre Roy Tresvant
Andre Roy Tresvant

A police horse in Savannah, Georgia, is recovering after being hit by a motorist.

The horse, named Bobby, is said to recovering well after the incident late on Saturday night.

Andre Roy Tresvant, 51, was later arrested and placed in Chatham County Jail. He stands accused of aggravated assault on a police officer, fleeing to elude a police officer, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while banned from doing so.

The Savannah Morning News reports that Tresvant was stopped in Emmet Park by a Savannah-Chatham Police mounted patrol officer after the officer saw him almost hit the rear of a tour vehicle.

A second mounted patrol officer was riding her horse and trying to pass around the front of Tresvant’s vehicle to gather information when Tresvant allegedly placed his vehicle into drive and struck the horse as he drove off west on Bay Street.

Patrols spotted him soon after in Price Street. A traffic stop was attempted soon after but Tresvant refused to stop.

Officers tried a second stop when traffic backed up in front of him, but Tresvant again refused to stop and struck the officers’ patrol car in an attempt to flee, a police spokesperson said.

Tresvant stopped on 41st Street and a foot pursuit following. He was taken into custody.



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