BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – A Bloomfield police officer suffered minor injuries after being struck by a car Monday.

Police said the police officer initiated a traffic stop just before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Regency Drive on a black Honda Accord with a misused license plate.

The driver, identified by police as Rafaelito Ares of Torrington, did not cooperate and continued to drive forward while the officer was standing by the side of the car, police said.

The officer was struck with the side door and mirror of the car and was knocked to the ground.

Officers pursued the car into West Hartford. West Hartford police were able to deploy stop sticks, ending the pursuit on Ridgewood Road in West Hartford.

The officer and Ares suffered minor injuries but were not taken to the hospital.

Police charged Ares with assault of an officer, second-degree assault, interfering with an officer, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and several other charges. Bloomfield police said Ares was also processed for five active criminal arrest warrants.