Durham police officers injured during undercover operation

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Two Durham police officers were injured during an apparent undercover investigation Thursday afternoon.

Two Durham police officers were injured during an apparent undercover investigation.

It happened near the Red Roof Inn in the 4300 block of N.C. Highway 55 at Meridian Parkway around 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said an officer was conducting a traffic stop when the incident began.

"The suspect apparently ran into one of the police vehicles. He ended up dragging one of the police officers for a distance," said Lopez. "Police officers tried to stop him. He went on to strike another police officer during which time one of our police vehicles apparently intercepted the car and got involved in an accident with it and stopped him with it."

Neither officer's injuries appear to be life-threatening.

The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Antonio Levon Turrentine, was taken into custody. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Turrentine is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of felony hit-and-run, and one count of resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.

He is currently in jail under a $50,000 bond. Turrentine's next court appearance is June 18.

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