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Trooper Assaulted After Traffic Stop

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a Walkersville man has been charged with assaulting a trooper after a traffic stop.

Michael Mende, 29, has been charged with assault, driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses.

Authorities say when a trooper stopped Mende’s car for speeding on Thursday, Mende gave a false name and assaulted the trooper when he tried to put Mende under arrest. Police say Mende fled on foot, but two other troopers chased him and took him into custody.

The first trooper was not injured.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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