Police say they were at a gas station on Jackson Avenue about 6:30 p.m. to check on suspicious activity when they stopped and checked the ID of a passenger in a Cadillac with Texas plates.
They say the driver became nervous and uncooperative when police tried to check his ID. Then he moved his car forward — over one officer's foot, police said.
He then put the vehicle in reverse, hurtled backward toward a patrol vehicle behind him and sped away. Surveillance video shows an officer jumping onto the vehicle to avoid being rammed.
The driver was identified by police as Khare D. Johnson of Bartlett. He got away, but faces aggravated assault charges.
Records show Johnson has a history of arrests for drug charges going back to at least 2008.
Police notified the girls' mother, who came and got them.