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Suspect crashes into police cruiser, escapes

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A situation that could have ended in a simple speeding ticket turned a little uglier early Monday morning.

Just after midnight, an officer saw a blue Plymouth Venture minivan speeding near the intersection of Yale and Merritt.

The officer got behind the vehicle and realized the tags belonged to a different car. When he tried to stop the minivan near the intersection of Joslyn and Acme Cove, the suspect turned around and sped past the officer's car, intentionally hitting the patrol car on the driver's side. The suspect then drove away.

The officer was not injured in the crash.

Later, officers found the suspect's minivan in the Deer Field Apartments and towed it.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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