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Police cruisers rammed in high-speed chase through Carter County

July 30th, 2013 2:06 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

Police cruisers rammed in high-speed chase through Carter County

Benjamin Michale Cole

ELIZABETHTON — A high-speed pursuit in which police reported two cruisers were struck and a head-on collision narrowly avoided ended in a crash and several charges for the driver.

Deputy Michael Freeman of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department reported he was on routine patrol at 2:40 a.m. Saturday when dispatch told him to watch for a black Pontiac Sunbird that had just left the Roadrunner in Hampton. Freeman said the driver was reported to be impaired.

Sgt. Kenny Cornett said he noticed a black Sunbird going north on U.S. Highway 19E and approaching the intersection with Siam Road. Freeman said Cornett reported the car was “weaving all over the road.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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