- Dec 3rd 2012 at 10:30AM
Video: Brave Officer Throws Spike Strip At Speeding Car Just In Time
Police chase ended in a violent crash
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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