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Man faces multiple charges after high-speed chase - Dothan Eagle: News

Man faces multiple charges after high-speed chase

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Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 11:09 pm

A Slocomb man struck a police vehicle after leading authorities on a high-speed chase Tuesday evening.

Midland City Police Chief Keith Walker said 37-year-old Brian Eugene Watson destroyed a vending machine at a Midland City coin-operated laundry business, then fled the scene when police responded.

Watson led police on a high-speed chase that ended up on Fortner Street in Dothan.

In the process, he struck and damaged a police car before authorities finally cut him off and ended the pursuit.

“He went from County Road 49 to Fortner Street, and this is where the subject went to turn around, and that’s where the officer blocked him in,” Walker said.

Watson was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including DUI, felony third-degree burglary, felony first-degree criminal mischief and felony assault on a police officer.

Officers escaped the chase with only minor injuries.

Watson pleaded guilty to theft of property, obstruction of justice and forgery in 2004.

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