South Toms River police are seeking a man who allegedly tried hitting a police officer with his car early Wednesday.

Colby Hayles, Photo from South Toms River Police

45-year-old Colby Hayles of Toms River is wanted on charges of knowingly fleeing and officer and aggravated assault for attempting to cause bodily injury to an officer by attempting to hit the officer with his vehicle, according to the Department's Facebook page.

Authorities said Hayles was last seen driving a brown, 2015 Hyundai Elantra with New Jersey license plates CCBD96.

Anyone with information about Hayle's whereabouts is urged to contact the South Toms River Police Detective Timothy Meier at 732-349-0313, ext:112. All calls will be confidential.


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