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Police Car Chase Ends With Pursuit On Foot

For the second time in a week, the Jacksonville Police Department is involved in a chase, when a car refuses to pull over after a traffic violation. Police say, the driver put a lot of people's lives in danger.   It began just before 2:00 p.m. Saturday, at the corner of Highway 69 and Anvil Street. Police say they clocked the driver going 94 mph in a 55.  When they caught up with him a few miles later on Cherry Street, he took off on foot.  

The police chase down North Bolton Street only lasted a couple of minutes, but at times police say the driver was going more than 95 miles per hour.

"He's driving on the wrong side of the road in a no passing zone," said Jacksonville Police Officer Greg Compton, in police video. At that point, Jacksonville's Assistant Police Chief John Page says Officer Compton had to decide if it was safe to continue the pursuit.

"There's a million things running through your mind," said Assistant Chief John Page. "You know, why is this person running? What danger am I placing innocent people in?". Chief Page says because the road was in a rural area, the officer continued. Before the chase got close to town, another officer threw down spikes.  

"It doesn't blow out the tires," said Page. "The spikes themselves come out of the unit and it's a slow deflation process." Soon black tire marks became visible on the road. Police say the driver of the white car was forced to pull over.

"He bailed out of the car and fled on foot in a residential area," said Page. Officers were ready, and quickly took the driver into custody.

"I hate to use the word successful because they are so dangerous and we really, I can't stress enough how much we take that into consideration," said Page. Most importantly, Page says no one was injured.

Police arrested Jimmy DeShawn Mosley, 42 and charged him with felony evading arrest. Mosley was also charged with evading arrest on foot, possession of drug paraphernalia and written four traffic citations.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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