Sometimes, despite the fact that it’s someone’s own fault that they got hurt, they want to blame someone else. This was clearly the case in Augusta, Georgia this past week. The police attempted to pull over 24-year old Terrell Beatty for a routine traffic stop. He had failed to maintain his lane the cops were pulling him over which lead to the suspect fleeing the police to be injured when he ran into the cop car.
Instead of stopping, Beatty decided to flee. He led the cops on a high-speed chase down Broad Street in downtown Augusta. He finally hit a curb and it disabled his vehicle. He wasn’t done. Instead, he fled on foot. At one point, he darted out the side of a building and actually ran into the side of a patrol car. When he did so, he dropped a handgun and marijuana that he was carrying.
The stories that were on social media was that Beatty was an innocent victim and that the cops ran him over with their car. This was not the case. Beatty was trying to elude the police and literally ran into the side of Officer Justice’s police car.
Beatty was charged with a slew of offenses including: DUI, reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to elude police, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and possession of an illegal firearm.
While there is talk of Beatty actually filing a claim against the police, once this case sorts itself out, that is unlikely. The dashcam on the police vehicle captured the entire event on tape. That tape has not yet been released but the authorities promise it shows that Beatty was indeed fleeing at the time of his injury.
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