A man is behind bars for hitting a police officer with his car. On the evening of Friday March 08, 2013, the suspect encountered a plain clothes Lafayette Police Officer in the area of the 400 Block of W. University Ave. The suspect was operating a motor vehicle and began yelling profanities at the officer. At some point during the incident, the suspect accelerated his vehicle towards the officer. The officer moved out of the path of the suspect’s vehicle, but was struck on the leg. The suspect left the scene and was located a short time later at a residence. The officer sustained minor injuries and was examined at a local hospital. The suspect was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and Resisting an Officer.