BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — A Harford County Sheriff’s Deputy who was seriously injured when he was hit by a fleeing vehicle in June 2020 returned to full duty last week.

Sr. Deputy J. Nate Gerres, “endured multiple surgeries and physical therapy to be able to overcome his injures and return to full duty”, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said.

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On June 25, 2020, deputies conducted a traffic stop just before 2:30 p.m. on I-95 near the Route 24 underpass.

During the traffic stop, the driver began to pull away, dragging one deputy as he fled the scene, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said.

The suspect continued onto Route 152 before turning right onto Old Joppa Road. Additional deputies and Maryland State Police were called in and laid tire spike strips at the intersection of Whitaker Mill Road and Old Joppa Road.

The driver failed to stop at the intersection, striking Sr. Deputy Gerres and other vehicles, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

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The suspect was taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit and charged accordingly, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said.

CBS Baltimore Staff