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CONUS Archive
290816
DRIVER TAKES ON COPS WITH CAR 2008
BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA
DASHCAM
5-26-2008
55:45
4:30
NOTE: THERE ARE TWO POLICE CAR DASHCAM VIDEO ANGLES OF THIS INCIDENT.
DASHCAM VIDEO, DAYTIME WITHOUT AUDIO, COP CAR JOINS SEVERAL OTHERS ALREADY CHASING SUSPECT, CHASE GOES ONTO HIGHWAY, SUSPECT IS SURROUND BY COP CARS AND SLOWS DOWN, SUSPECT FLIES INTO FRAME AND HITS COP CAR, ANOTHER COP PINS SUSPECT IN, OFFICER RUNS THROUGH FRAME WITH GUN RAISED, CUTS TO SECOND ANGLE, COPS SPEED DOWN STREET TO JOIN CHASE, SUSPECT LEADS CHASE ONTO FREEWAY, SUSPECT DRIVES INTO COP CAR, COP CAR DRIVES INTO DITCH TO CUT CAR OFF,
He took police for a wild ride on I-95 smashing into a couple of police cars and one man's Mercedes. Most of the pursuit was captured by the police cameras. It was 2 in the afternoon Memorial Day, and Boynton Beach police officers had just started getting reports of a reckless driver. "Oh my God. Oh my God, he almost hit us", said one woman who called herself Stephanie on a 9-1-1 call. "This guy ran another guy off the road." Several callers describe a white station wagon weaving in and out of traffic near Seacrest Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard. "I think he's really drunk or something; he just pushed us right off the road," said Jason Gaynor, another person who called 9-1-1. Police say it was Mike Timmons behind the wheel. At first, the officers say they were trying to pull Timmons over on Boynton Beach Boulevard but had no plans to chase up I-95. They followed him to the on-ramp, and, then, bang. Timmons rear-ended a Mercedes. Cops say he had plenty of room to avoid the collision. "He intentionally ran into the back of the car. A whole other ball game," said Major Frank Briganti. At that point, officers say, they knew Timmins was desperate and dangerous. Once on the interstate, he slammed on his breaks trying to get one of the police cruisers to hit him. The police drove around him and attempted to box him in. But, he didn't stop there. He swerved into one police car, pulled a u-turn on I-95 and ran head first into another police car. "He just rammed my car. He just ran into one of our patrol vehicles. He ran into several of our vehicles," said one of the officers involved in the chase. Timmins faces a bunch of charges, including reckless driving and aggravated battery. The officers who were hit are a little banged up, but they'll be ok. Cops: 'Erratic' motorist hits 3 police cars during I-95 chase Fort Lauderdale, FL, "Sun-Sentinel"; Boynton Beach -- An "erratic" driver hit three police cruisers and another car in a chase through the city that ended on Interstate 95 Monday afternoon. About 2 p.m., Boynton Beach Police responded to reports of a white station wagon weaving in and out of traffic while going south on Seacrest Boulevard, police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said. The car continued west on Boynton Beach Boulevard, turned onto the ramp to I-95 and hit a Mercedes, Slater said. The station wagon drove north on I-95, with Boynton Beach police in pursuit. During the chase, the station wagon "rammed" three police cars before the driver stopped and tried to escape on foot, Slater said. Mike Timmins, 46, of 1191 S. Ocean Boulevard in Delray Beach, was quickly captured and found to be in possession of marijuana, Slater said. Simmons faces charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest without violence. No police officers were injured in the pursuit and the driver of the Mercedes was not injured, Slater said.
TAG: 911 call
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Keywords

CAUGHT ON TAPE
CAUGHT ON VIDEO
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
DASHCAM
HIGH SPEED CHASE
POLICE
COPS
COP
DANGEROUS
CRIME
CAR
CHASE
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