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A police chase ended in a brutal crash when an officer hurled a spike strip at a car as it sped by at an estimated 50 MPH through a residential neighborhood. Part of the chase was captured on video.

According to KATU News, the chase began around 1:20 AM when police officers witnessed the car driven by 35-year-old Richard Millican blow through a stop sign at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued Millican until one brave policeman hurled a spike strip "like a bowling ball" at the speeding suspect's car as it flew by. Raw video (seen above) captured at the scene shows just how close the car was to the officer when it hit the spikes.

After the spikes blew his tires, Millican lost control of the car, jumped a curb and collided into a parked van. Witnesses at the scene said that had the van not been there, Millican would have crashed into an occupied house.

Police said that Millican was taken to the hospital and that a search of his car uncovered methamphetamine. His condition remains unknown.

Millican was cited for attempt to elude in a vehicle, driving while suspended, reckless driving, criminal mischief and distribution and possession of methamphetamine, according to KATU News.


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      Mary M. Revis
      • 2 Years Ago
      BRAVO to this brave officer and the others, who helped in ending this cretin's dangerous reign behind the wheel. I hope the piece of *beep* ends up scrubbing prison toilets, from dusk to dawn..with nightly visits from big Bubba. Maybe THEN he'll learn not to try and outrun the police.
      Brian Workman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Evading Police should add ten years to your prison sentence!
      EricS
      • 2 Years Ago
      The homeowners must've have been crapping their pants, and sighing with huge relief at the same time. By a nose.
      zygi & paris
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid move by the police. People could have been injured, with this attempt. Did the officer not think of that, before he threw the spikes. Yike.
      rocker
      • 2 Years Ago
      what a dumb move risking lives over a traffic stop this stupid police policy should be banned unless they are chasing a murder suspest everything else can wait
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rocker
        Oh shut up. You have no idea what you're talking about.
          donahuepapad123
          • 2 Years Ago
          i know , people like " rocker " will say stuff like that and then when the guy is let go till next time and he breaks into his house and kills his family and steals his car goes on another high speed chase , he will say chatch that mother f--ker no matter what it takes , dont let him go you stupid people .?? double standards , --- there is always going to be a chance of collateral damage when bad people break the law and dont just give up ? its the bad peoples fault no one elses , put the blame where it belongs and add the charges to the list when you lock them up ... SO SHUT UP ROCKER .
      • 2 Years Ago
      They really need to slow down and read what they write. In the last sentence, what the heck is "Driving while Suspended"? Was he hanging in the car? I know they meant with a suspended license.
      meepstein
      • 2 Years Ago
      How many people should he be allowed to kill before they stop him. In case you're too stupid to figure it out, the number is zero
        • 2 Years Ago
        @meepstein
        A typical answer from someone that's never been in a situation of life or death for himself or others. Obviously not a military person either.. more like a coward making up excuses, just like he would to a family that just got killed by the criminal in the chase.
      drothk
      • 2 Years Ago
      I do not see this as brave. If that car had crashed into a bus full of kids because of this officer would it have been brave or smart? No there are much safer ways of stopping a car. Now this crazy nut instead of going to jail is going to a hospital and worse will probably sue the police force... dumb
        wllharrington
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drothk
        Name a safer way to stop a speeding vehicle operated by a meth head.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @wllharrington
          Now this sounds like a defense lawyer that chases buses.......LOL
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drothk
        Yeah, because there are so many buses full of kids in the middle of the night.
      wiredfld
      • 2 Years Ago
      agree with sey thang this is why high speed chases are not continued. When I lived in Charleston SC. the police fired 44 times at A unarmed man in front of A day care center 100 ft from A loaded school bus. He stole A car from A car lot. they hit him 6 times the shooting was deemed justified
      blueeyesolsen
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is anoter one of these incidents where the cops are, "damned if they do and damned if they dont". I'm not much of an advocate of high speed chases. I have participated in a good number of them, and they scared hell out of me every time. Sometimes the outcome is good. The guy realizes he's in a bind and stops with nobody being hurt. When someone is driving in a manner that shows no regard for anyone, including himself, I don't see that officers have much choice but to try to bring the rampage to a halt. When the chase starts because the police suspect a car's occupants may have drugs, but the driver has done nothing wrong until the cops try to pull him over, and flees because of the drugs, there should be no chase. The police are dead wrong to start with, and anything that happens is then their fault. The drug laws are a travesty against human rights to start with. They are enacted under a system of law that is itself unlawful under our constitution, by people who do so for profit, not benefit to society and who betray our freedom under the pretext of protecting us. The person who really put it in motion, Richard M. (tricky Dick) Nixon, should give you a clue as to the honesty of the drug war.
        kiddder3
        • 2 Years Ago
        @blueeyesolsen
        You telling me druggies should be left to their own devises no matter who they hurt, so they can have their constitutional rights!!!! then some liberal judge will let them off with a warning, saying they had a bad childhood and they just couldn't help what they did it was their parents fault!!!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @blueeyesolsen
        blue I agree with you, another yet disturbing reality of law enforcement.....decisions decisions decisions. An officer should never chase under "suspicion" of anything, unless he can get more substantial evidence of an offense. But what is the suspect when they begin the escape ? and the chase begins? Running = Felony , Felony = probable cause to chase the felon. But individual policies by departments make up the rules of engaging a chase and when to stop not the officer. Not arguing...I'm a fellow brother in blue and also have been involved in chases and agree "damn scary".
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. That was a smart move. Pretty awesome!
      diverdiv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad the Meth Junkie wasn't driving a convertible, then the officer could have tossed the spike strip around this filthy human's neck.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diverdiv
        A true Patriot ! Great Comment.
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