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A Tennessee man charged with assault after a chase on I-55 in the Bootheel

Nov 09, 2012 -- 11:00am


A Tennessee man is charged with felony assault with a motor vehicle after a high-speed chase Wednesday in the Bootheel.  Caruthersville Police were called to I-155 near the city at 6 PM.  An 82-year-old man was driving the wrong way on the interstate near Stubtown.  He then veered north on the southbound lanes on I-55.  A Caruthersville officer swerved to avoid the man, drove into the median, and slammed into a guardrail.  The suspect also hit a civilian’s vehicle near the 19-mile marker.  He was captured a mile later.  An officer received treatment at a local hospital.  Herman Maclin of Ridgely, Tennessee was released on charges of assault, leaving the scene of an accident, careless and imprudent driving, and failure to yield. 

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