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Clarksville Police reports Man Runs from Officers, crashes on Riverside Drive

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On February 3rd, 2012, a little after midnight, Clarksville Police Officer David Sohn was in the area of O’ Charley’s on Riverside Drive and clocked a silver Dodge pickup, using radar,  traveling 86 miles per hour on Riverside Drive.

Due to the high rate of speed of the pickup, Officer Sohn radioed to see if any other vehicles in the area could get behind the vehicle and attempt a traffic stop.

Silver Dodge pickup was speeding down Riverside Drive, when the driver lost control and crashed into a retaining wall at the intersection of Crossland Avenue. (Photo by CPD)

Silver Dodge pickup was speeding down Riverside Drive, when the driver lost control and crashed into a retaining wall at the intersection of Crossland Avenue. (Photo by CPD)

Sgt Jimmy Brown, Montgomery County Sheriffs’ Department, spotted the vehicle and clocked it going over 90 mph shortly before the driver lost control and crashed into a retaining wall at the intersection of Crossland Avenue and Riverside drive.

Officer Sohn arrived at the scene and the driver had already fled from the vehicle, leaving an injured female passenger alone, and ran behind a business at 601 North Riverside Drive. The man, identified as Daniel Cruz, was caught a short time later with the assistance of a helpful citizen and taken into custody.

Silver Dodge pickup was speeding down Riverside Drive, when the driver lost control and crashed into a retaining wall at the intersection of Crossland Avenue. (Photo by CPD)As the investigation continued, it was determined that Cruz had been involved in a hit and run, involving minor injury, with two other vehicles stopped at a traffic light at Riverside and North Second Street prior to crashing into the retaining wall.

The 23 year old female passenger in the vehicle with CRUZ was not wearing a seat belt and was transported to Gateway Medical Center and then taken by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with possible internal injuries.

Daniel Cruz

Daniel CruzName: Daniel Cruz

Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 10/30/86
Given Address: Fort Campbell, KY
Arresting Officer: David Sohn
Charged With: DUI, Evading, Evading Arrest in a Vehicle (Felony), Leaving The Scene of an Accident x2, Vehicular Assault, Failure to Exercise Due Care, Reckless Driving
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Bond: $34,500.


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