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A man who got behind the wheel of a running San Diego Police cruiser and drove directly at two officers — striking one — pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges.

William Frank Bogard, 27, is expected to be sentenced on Nov. 22 to 20 years and four months in prison.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Runyon said Bogard was acting in a “bizarre” fashion the night of Jan. 13, 2015, when he broke into a home on Main Street in Barrio Logan and threatened to kill the residents inside.

After police arrived, Bogard emerged from an alcove, jumped into a running cruiser, and drove at two officers at a speed estimated at 15-22 mph, striking Officer Jeffrey Swett. Bogard then drove the police car into an SDG&E guy-wire, partially suspending the vehicle vertically.

Swett suffered two broken wrists, a broken leg and head injuries. The other officer — who shot Bogard in the leg — was not hurt.

Bogard was taken into custody after he was bitten by a police dog.

—City News Service

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