Driver Flees Police For 12 Miles Before Ramming Them With Their Own Car
A police chase ended dramatically when the fleeing driver turned his car around and rammed into the police. KFDM reported on the incident.
The chase started when a Newton County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a driver to see if they were okay. They were near the courthouse in Newton around 2 a.m. The driver was uncooperative and got into a fight with the deputies. Despite being tazed, the man stole the police car and drove away south on Highway 87.
After a 12 mile chase with police, the man turned around and rammed a Newton Police vehicle head-on, greatly damaging both cars. After abandoning the car, he ran into the woods, but was soon caught. He and an officer in the crashed car were taken to the hospital.
The injured officer had to be flown to another hospital for head trauma treatment. The suspect has since been released and is in jail.
Whatever the reason, running from police is a good way to get arrested. Police chases are dangerous for anyone on the road because they are unpredictable. You don’t know what the criminal or the police might do in the chase.
We hope that the officer in the crash recovers fully from these injuries.