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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Police: Suspect Intentionally Swerved Into Police, Civilian Vehicles

The driver of a stolen semi intentionally slammed his vehicle into police and civilian cars this morning after leading police on a chase through Ohio and Kentucky, according to police.

Police are still looking for the subject in Campbell County, who is described as a white man with blondish-hair, wearing an orange shirt. After the crash he was last seen jumping down a steep ravine into the woods along U.S. 27 near Low Gap Road.

Chief Casey Kilgore said that Fort Thomas Police were dispatched to help stop the chase this morning before 6:00 a.m. as the pursuit started near Newport and headed north on I-471 and into Ohio.

Kilgore said that the suspect intentionally swerved into the Fort Thomas officer's cruiser.

"These are the risks that are on the minds of our officers, and their families, everyday," said Chief Kilgore. "Officers reported that the driver was intentionally slamming into police cars and civilian cars as he fled in a reportedly stolen semi truck."

He noted that the Fort Thomas officer was not hurt.

A Campbell County Police cruiser was also heavily damaged, after police say the suspect also intentionally swerved across lanes of Alexandria Pike to hit the police vehicle.

That officer was in the car when struck by the semi.

Police are searching for the subject in that area and have received multiple leads on his whereabouts.

"If you happen to see anyone walking this time of day that might look muddy, wet, etc., please call 911 immediately," police said.

This story will be updated. 

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