BRIDGEPORT - Authorities say a police officer was hospitalized early Saturday after a suspect ran over his foot with a car while trying to escape arrest.

Fairfield police say they approached a white Volkswagen Jetta just after midnight outside the Fairfield Motor Inn on Post Road. According to authorities, Robert Metz sped off in his car, but when a patrolman finally pulled him over, he drove off again, crushing the officer's foot.

Police found Metz on Main Street and University Avenue in Bridgeport. Metz faces multiple charges, including assaulting an officer. Police say the injured officer will recover.