BEULAH, N.D. — Authorities say a Beulah police officer has been placed on administrative lead after firing his gun at a vehicle that was accelerating toward him.

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department says the incident happened on Highway 49 in Beulah Monday afternoon during a chase that began in Mercer County and ended in Bismarck.

The Bismarck Tribune reports ( that the chase began when a 56-year-old woman was reported for reckless driving. The Beulah officer was pursuing the vehicle when the woman turned around and drove toward him. The officer got out of his car and fired at the suspect’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported. The names of the officer and the suspect have not been released.

The woman was eventually arrested in Bismarck after her car was stopped with spike strips.

Information from: Bismarck Tribune,

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