Dramatic videos of the end of a police chase May 1st have been appearing on social media locally.
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle with no license plate near the intersection of Dunbrack and Willett streets. The driver refused to stop, went through a red light and then struck two other vehicles. Officers did not pursue the vehicle out of concern for public safety.
An officer located the vehicle a short distance away in a parking lot on Walter Havill Drive. After the officer parked behind the vehicle, the driver repeatedly reversed his vehicle, striking the police vehicle a number of times. As the officer attempted to place the driver under arrest, the driver attempted to take the officer’s firearm, but was prevented from doing so by the officer. The driver then exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot. Officers arrested him a short distance away.