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Drug suspect struck by vehicle on I-77 in attempt to run from police

(Source: NC Department of Transportation) (Source: NC Department of Transportation)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A man was running from police when he crossed over Interstate 77 in southwest Charlotte and was hit by a vehicle Tuesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say.

It happened around 10 p.m. on I-77 northbound near Nations Ford Road. 

Police say they were attempting to arrest 55-year-old Ronald Ealey on drug charges when he ran into the woods near Nations Ford Road at Red Roof Drive. 

"Officers set up a perimeter around the area, at which time Mr. Ealey attempted to escape by running across I-77," CMPD says. As Ealey was trying to cross the median, he was hit by a vehicle.

Ealey went to Carolinas Medical Center with minor injuries.

Police shut down the northbound lanes of I-77 for a time at Nations Ford Road, Exit 4. 

Ealey was being arrested for charges including possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resist, obstruct and delay. 

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