September 23, 2023
Police say 'over-drunk' man crashed into two police cars during pursuit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) – A Marion County man who was “overly drunk” has been charged after officers mentioned he crashed into two police automobiles throughout a chase, injuring 4 cops.

Whereas patrolling the College City Heart Dr. in Morgantown on Sunday, lawmakers noticed a automobile that didn’t hold its lane, pushed by 21-year-old Tai Howser of Fairmont, in response to a prison criticism.

Seeing Howser was driving off the street, the cops tried to cease the automobile. However officers mentioned he continued to drive at speeds as much as 60 mph in a 25 mph zone and “continuously shifted from each the south lanes, the center lane and the alternative lanes” till he crossed the overpass and entered the Westridge improvement.

The report says Howser is making his solution to FedEx and coming into a cul-de-sac. When officers ordered him to get out of the automobile at gunpoint, he reportedly crashed head-on right into a Westover police automobile, injuring two officers.

Lawmakers mentioned the chase continued on Lawless Rd. and Martin Hole Rd., the place Howser “deliberately crashed his automobile into the again of a special Westover police automobile” and injured two extra officers.

Officers continued the pursuit and tried to intercept Howser close to FedEx, and Howser almost crashed into one other police automobile. Lawmakers mentioned he drove again to College Metropolis Heart Dr. and handed a number of autos as he entered and exited the lanes.

With no extra visitors on the freeway, Westover officers carried out a PIT maneuver within the automobile and Howser was taken into custody.

Court docket paperwork mentioned that along with Howser, 4 injured officers had been hospitalized. A number of hospital workers informed police that Howser was “extraordinarily drunk.”

Through the follow-up, Howser allegedly known as MECCA 911 and mentioned “he wasn’t getting into for that, he wasn’t stopping, and at that time it was too late”.

Howser was charged with damaging property, reckless indifference, fleeing whereas driving whereas drunk, fleeing 4 instances with bodily damage, and 4 counts of malicious assault on legislation enforcement. He’s being held within the North Central District Jail.

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