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Sheriff: Man drives at family, fights with officers in Queensbury

Sheriff: Man drives at family, fights with officers in Queensbury

Two officers suffered injuries, officials say
Sheriff: Man drives at family, fights with officers in Queensbury
David Symer
Photographer: Warren County Sheriff's Office (inset); Shutterstock (background)

GLENS FALLS - A driver at Aviation Mall in Queensbury nearly struck a family of four and fought with officers trying to arrest him, Warren County Sheriff's officials said.

Two officers suffered injuries, one needing treatment at a local hospital, officials said. The family was uninjured.

The incident happened Friday in the mall's parking lot, officials said. Officers received a call for an erratic driver there. As deputies were en route, officials received an additional report that the driver intentionally drove at the family and nearly hit them, officials said.

Officers found the vehicle and driver, identified as David Symer, 24, of Hudson Falls. While they were interviewing the driver, he became upset and attacked the officers, officials said. One officer suffered a head injury and another an arm injury as a result. Officers finally used a Taser to take Symer into custody, deputies said.

Symer faces one count each of reckless endangerment, assault and attempted assault on a police officer, felonies. He also faces charges of resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, reckless driving and unlawful possession of marijuana. State police assisted.

Symer was arraigned and ordered held on $15,000 bail.

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