And they got away, thats great.
Mehhh... the link doesn't work for me. :cry:
Dear god.............. thats just amusing, either the driver sqeezed out all 70 HP or those cops were totally inept, either way, this just sounds stupid to me.............. funny and amusing, but stupid
Police Chase Car At High SpeedsOriginally Posted by AirMoore
Officers eluded on Benton County back roads
This article was published on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 9:56 PM CDT in News
By Bob Caudle
The Morning News
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SPRINGDALE — A white Geo Metro, sporting a 70 horsepower engine, managed to elude officers from four Northwest Arkansas law enforcement agencies in high-speed chase Tuesday.
Police are searching for the man thought to have been driving the car, Charles Hammons, 32, of Springdale.
The car, which police say reached speeds of 110 mph, led them from Thompson Street in Springdale, where Springdale officers attempted to stop the vehicle for fictitious tags at approximately 10:10 a.m.
The driver floored the Metro, with police in pursuit.
The chase continued south on Thompson and west on Main Street in Johnson. The chase went down Main Street in Johnson at 60 mph, according to Chris McCarville, public information officer for the Springdale Police Department.
The Metro’s driver steered his vehicle on Interstate 540 and headed north, turning west on U.S. 412. He turned onto Old Highway 62 and the chase continued over several county roads in Benton County with Springdale police, the Arkansas State Police, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office all in pursuit.
The pursuit went cold at 10:28 a.m. when a Springdale police car wrecked on Logan Cave Road in Benton County.
Officers lost sight of the vehicle somewhere near Springtown after Springdale officer Stacy Bohannan lost control of the police car on the dirt road, spun out and hit an embankment. She was not injured in the wreck. The chase lasted 18 to 19 minutes and covered 24 miles, police said.
A female passenger in the car managed to get out of the vehicle after police lost the speeding car on Benton County back roads.
Hammons has an outstanding warrant for failure to pay traffic summons, McCarville said. Officers said they recovered what was believed to be marijuana thrown from the car at the beginning of the chase.
Benton County sheriff’s deputies found the woman passenger walking along Arkansas 112 after she got out the vehicle.
She is not being charged and is cooperating with police, McCarville said.
High-speed chases are always a cause for concern, McCarville said.
“Anytime something like that happens, it’s always a scary situation,” McCarville said, “especially with all the traffic we have in the area these days. As far as I know, all the protocol for pursuits were followed.”
Thank you richardboy316....
And I must say: BWahahaha, he got away from the police in a Geo Metro, that is so sad, and every officer involved in the pursuit should be ashamed... especially the gal who crashed her patrol car trying to keep up with a Geo Metro... (leave it to a gal to do that!) -Just kidding-
He 'traveled over several county roads' huh? What they don't tell you is it took all of those 'several' roads to get the Geo Metro to the 110MPH it obtained.
I must say, this is most certainly an advertisment/reminder to everyone: If you are going to run from the police, be sure to do it in Northwest Arkansas.
LMAO. High speed and geo metro are two phrases I would never think would go together. Some cops really need to take some good driving classes.
I was thinking that too. My friend and I drove around in his 3 banger, and it was just pathetic... so slow. 85mph down a hill fully loaded was as fast as it could go... 110, well, either they are lying, or its teh 4 bangerOriginally Posted by Kremithefrog
presence of power modifications??????, I dunno about you but I would never want to run from cops in a stpck Metro........Originally Posted by NooB1FieD
I wouldnt want to run from the cops in any Geo product, period.Originally Posted by Arashi666