Charges likely after Rockland police chase

By Stephen Betts | Mar 07, 2019
Source: File photo

Rockland — Charges will be filed against the driver of a pickup truck who fled police after a high-speed chase Wednesday night, March 6.

The chase began at about 10 p.m., when a pickup truck nearly struck a Rockland Police Department cruiser near the intersection of Myrtle and Union streets, according to Deputy Chief James Pease.

The officer tried to pull over the vehicle, but the driver sped away. The chase was called off by the on-duty supervisor because of the erratic operation of the suspect.

The truck was located a short time later, but again the driver sped away in the truck at a high rate of speed and turned off its lights. Speeds reached 70 miles per hour.

The chase was called off when the officers were able to identify the driver.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office checked the residence of the registered owner.

Pease said charges will be forthcoming.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Sumner Kinney | Mar 07, 2019 16:12

Wasn't me.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Mar 07, 2019 12:22

Can you say "idiot" ?

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