Westport police: Man who fled officer arrested, bitten by K-9

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WESTPORT -

A driver who allegedly tried to run from Westport police was taken to the hospital Saturday, after a police dog sniffed him out in a shed and bit him.

Police say an officer pulled over Dahota Robert-Hilliard, of Bridgeport, on Bridge Street when the officer noticed its license plate was registered to another vehicle. 

When Robert-Hilliard was asked to step out of the vehicle, he took off on foot. 

Detectives say as the driver ran up a path, he dropped his jacket, hat and gun. That firearm forced the Westport Department to set up a perimeter and alert neighbors to stay in their homes.

Detectives say their dogs lead them to Kaiser Road where they found the man hiding in a backyard shed. 

Police say the driver was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after he was bitten by a K-9. 

The 27-year-old driver is facing a number of criminal charges. His bond was set at $250,000.

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