A Lawrenceville man has been arrested after allegedly knocking down and running over a Gwinnett County police officer over the weekend. Ivan Montalvo, 26, was located on Wintergreen Road in the unincorporated area of Lawrenceville with the help of K9 officers and, after being treated for a K9 injury, was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail. Gwinnett County Police Department announced Montalvo has been charged with the following crimes in connection with the incident
- Aggravated Assault against a Law Enforcement Officer – 2 counts
- Aggravated Battery against a Law Enforcement Officer – 1 count
- DUI – 1 count
- Hit and Run (Serious Injury) – 1 count
- Obstruction (felony) – 2 counts
- Fleeing or Eluding – 1 count
- No License – 1 count
The incident began Saturday at the Chiquititas Lounge in Norcross when GCPD Lt. Restrepo and an investigator from the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s office attempted to stop Montalvo from driving away from the parking lot because they believe he was intoxicated. Montalvo allegedly backed up his van, knocking Restrepo to the ground with the driver’s door. He then allegedly pulled forward to flee from the scene, running over the officer on the ground.
Immediately following the incident, a lookout was placed over the police radio with a description of the vehicle. Montalvo’s van was found a short distance away on Wintergreen Road in unincorporated Norcross. The driver ran from the vehicle but was subsequently captured with the help of K-9 officers.
The two officers from Gwinnett County as well as the suspect were transported to a hospital. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
“Lt. Restrepo is home resting and recovering from his injuries. He appreciates all the well-wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery,” Cpl. Michele Pihera, public information officer for GCPD, said in a press release.
Editor’s Note: An arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction