Man facing several charges after allegedly trying to hit Memphis police officers during car chase
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man is facing charges after allegedly trying to hit Memphis police officers during a car pursuit.
Antonio Moore is charged with the following:
- Aggravated assault
- Reckless endangerment
- Reckless driving
- Evading arrest to wit: vehicle pursuit
- Evading arrest to wit: foot pursuit
- Driving under the influence
- Public intoxication
- Driving while license sus/rev/con
According to the affidavit, Memphis police saw Moore performing donuts shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday on Airways Boulevard. Authorities say Moore headed north on Airways as police put out a broadcast on his car and attempted to stop him.
Police say Moore crossed over the yellow line in the road and attempted to strike an officer’s squad car, causing the officer to swerve out of the way.
The affidavit says two other officers traveling southbound attempted to stop Moore. It says Moore crossed the yellow line in the road and also tried to hit their squad car.
Another officer, who was in his squad car alone, was joined by the previous two officers in trying to stop Moore. Moore then attempted to hit their cars.
Authorities say Moore bailed out his car in the 2000 block of Airways and was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.
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