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Man crashes into cop car after police chase

4:45 PM, Dec 31, 2013   |    comments
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CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- A man with a suspended license was arrested after leading police on a Christmas Eve chase down Interstate 95 after he allegedly used crack cocaine.

Robert Lee Clark, 34, is facing several charges, including:

-Driving Under the Influence
-Theft by Taking (Motor Vehicle Theft)
-Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer
-Aggravated Assault on a Officer
-Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder
-Felony-Fugitive From Justice (Outstanding Warrant from Another State)

According to a Georgia Department of Public Safety Incident Report, Lee was driving a 2004 Nissan Titan down I-95 southbound near exit 26 in the left lane when a law enforcement officer tracked the vehicle with a Laser speed detection device going 85 in a 70 mph zone.

A police car began following the Nissan Titan, and Clark then increased his speed to 93 mph for one to two miles. He began switching lanes without signaling and increased his speed to 110 miles per hour.

The Kingsland Police Department and the Camden County Sheriff's Office tried to deploy stop sticks to stop Clark around mile marker 11, but he swerved around them when he saw the officers.

Officers down by mile marker 9 set up stop sticks again when Clark crashed into a patrol car, nearly striking the officer who was standing outside of the car.

Both Clark and his passenger, 28-year-old Audra Mitchell, resisted arrest as they "refused to move/dead weight," according to the incident report.

Clark later admitted to officers he was avoiding them because he had a suspended license. Police later found that the Nissan Titan Clark was driving had been reported stolen and that he had warrants out for his arrest in Florida and Arkansas.

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