Just before midnight on July 11th, a protection ranger was on bike patrol in the park when he saw a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner. He attempted to stop the vehicle as it headed toward a swim beach, but the driver continued and drove onto the sand before returning to the roadway and running into a concrete barrier. The ranger, who had activated the lights and siren on his patrol bike, once again ordered the driver to stop, but the vehicle headed toward him and struck him in the leg before the driver left the area. The ranger requested assistance from Put-In-Bay Police Department officers, who located and detained the two passengers who were still with the vehicle. The driver had fled on foot, but was soon apprehended in town and brought to the police station for the ranger to positively identify. The incident is currently under investigation and charges are pending. The ranger was not seriously injured in the incident.