New Port Richey, Florida -- Four police cars damaged and one officer was sent to the hospital after an early morning chase.
This all happened after a police chief that started around one in the morning In New Port Richey
The chaos began around 2:30 a.m. after Officer Bryan Golembeski tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle just south of US 19. As he exited his patrol car, the suspect, later identified as Eric Stanley, rammed into the officer's car pinning Golembeski between his door and the vehicle.
"He has lacerations pretty bad. He went to the hospital and received about 7 stitches and has been released," says Chief Kim Bogart.
Stanley's car would ram into two more police cars during a chase before evading other officers.
"Again, they spun around and hit officers car and disabled that vehicle," says Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco
After a traffic stop in New Port Richey, police say suspect led them on chase injuring officers and vehicles
A few hours later, the Stanley's vehicle was found a few miles away from where this all started, abandoned in a couples driveway.
"We hunted this person down. If they'd be willing to hurt a police officer, they'd be willing to hurt anyone in are county," says Sheriff Nocco.
Eric Stanley does have an extensive criminal history.
He is facing numerous charges including attempted homicide on a law enforecemnt officer
The sheriff's office would like to speak with two people they say were passengers in Stanley's vehicle.
We posted their photos below, if you have any information on their whereabouts contact the Pasco County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-706-2488.