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CONUS Archive
285739
WRONG WAY CHASE (2-28-1998)
WILLOUGHBY, OHIO
DASHCAM
3-1-1998
2:11:09
15:00
NIGHTTIME DASHCAM COLOR WITH AUDIO, OFFICERS ON SIDE OF ROAD WAITING FOR A CAR TO PASS BY, THEIR MAN GOES BY AND POLICE HOP INTO THEIR CARS AND THEY ARE OFF ON HIGH SPEED CHASE, CAR BEING CHASED DOES AN ABRUPT U-TURN AND CHASE TURNS AROUND OTHER WAY - NOW GOING WRONG WAY DOWN HIGHWAY - EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!, POLICE ARE GOING ENTIRELY AGAINST TRAFFIC ON THIS CHASE UNTIL THEY GET TO A BRIDGE AND THERE'S A TON OF SMOKE MOST LIKELY FROM RUNAWAY CAR CRASHING INTO SOMEONE OR SOMETHING, OFFICER RUNNING TO SCENE, SECOND ANGLE OF CHASE AN INCIDENT: AT 2:17:48, WE BACK UP TO BEGINNING OF CHASE WHEN OFFICERS PULL OVER THE BROWN CAR AND OFFICER KNOCKS ON HIS WINDOW, IT'S HERE THAT COPS SEE HE HAS A GUN POINTED AT HIS OWN HEAD AND COPS BACK THE HELL UP, THEN CAR SPEEDS OFF ON CHASE,
IT STARTED AS A DOMESTIC DISPUTE BETWEEN BOYFRIEND AND GIRLFRIEND AND IT ENDED WITH BULLETS FLYING AND WINDSHIELDS SHATTERING. AFTER THE GIRLFRIEND REPORTED HER CAR STOLEN, HER RECENTLY DUMPED BOYFRIEND TURNED UP WITH THE MISSING VEHICLE AND A GUN. THE BOYFRIEND WAS TRYING TO GET INTO THE APARTMENT THEY HAD ONCE SHARED. POLICE SPOTTED THE MAN PULLING OUT OF THE COMPLEX. HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND APPEARED TO BE UNHARMED, DESPITE SIGNS OF WINDSHIELD CRASHING GUNFIRE. AFTER THE OFFICERS PULLED OVER THE MAN, OFFICERS SAY THEY FOUND THE DRIVER WITH A SEMIAUTOMATIC PISTOL POINTED AT HIS OWN HEAD. THE "SUICIDE STANDOFF ONLY LASTED A FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE SUSPECT SPED OFF. THE SUSPECT EVENTUALLY LOST CONTROL OF HIS SPEEDING CAR AND IT LANDED ON THE WRONG SIDE OF A CONCRETE LANE BARRIER. POLICE SAY HE THEN TURNED AND SPED DOWN THE HIGHWAY, THE WRONG WAY, WEAVING IN BETWEEN THE ONCOMING CRUISERS, WHICH TURNED AND FOLLOWED. the stolen car struck an innocent motorist before spinning out of control in a cloud of smoke and being hit by a squad car, ending the chase. both suspect and crash-victim were flown to a nearby hospital and treated for their injuries. the suspect would later be found to be intoxicated at the time.
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Keywords

COT; AMAZING; POLICE; CAUGHT ON TAPE
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
CAUGHT ON VIDEO
DUMB CRIMINAL
DANGEROUS
FLEEING.
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