JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A veteran New Jersey police officer who allegedly ran over a suspect twice with his patrol SUV during a chase last summer has been charged with assault by auto.

Hudson County prosecutors say Jersey City Sgt. John Ransom was arrested Friday.

The charge stems from an Aug. 6 chase in Jersey City. Authorities say the suspect ran into a park, where he was allegedly struck in an incident caught on surveillance cameras.

The man suffered a fracture to his face along with cuts to his body and head. He was charged with drug possession and was sentenced to two years of probation in September.

Ransom has served on the force for more than 20 years. It wasn’t known Saturday iof he’s retained an attorney.