NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –  An investigation has been opened after an officer’s patrol vehicle was struck multiple times late Monday night.

Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department told News 2 officers responded to a suspicious vehicle call around 11 p.m.

When they approached the vehicle, officials said the driver took off, rammed the patrol car twice and then sped away.

According to police, the car was located hours later at the Econo Lodge hotel on Maplewood Trace, not far from where the initial incident occurred.

The Nissan Altima was stolen on November 7 from Candlewood Suites on Venture Circle after the owner reportedly dropped the keys on the ground after unloading the car.

Police are still searching for the driver. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.