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Two teens accused of trying to murder Clarksville police officer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two teenagers are arrested after investigators say they intentionally slammed into a police cruiser -- and now they're charged with attempted murder.

It didn't take long for police to spot the alleged drunk driver: an SUV swerving in and out of the lanes around a Clarksville restaurant and shopping district around 4 a.m.

Inside the vehicle were 18-year-old Cody Cashion, and another boy, age 16.

When police tried to pull the teens over, they say the teens' erratic driving only became more dangerous, their vehicle zooming in and out of restaurant parking lots.

Officer Jason Tackett was inside his cruiser, stopped in the opposite direction of the chase on Greentree Blvd. Police say the teens intentionally slammed the SUV into his cruiser at an estimated 50 mph.

After the crash, the teens climbed out of their flipped SUV and started running from police, but were quickly arrested. Officer Tackett was taken to University Hospital but is said to be in good condition.

Both teens are now facing charges of attempted murder, resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and motor vehicle theft. Police say each are accusing the other of being in the driver's seat.

Officer Tackett is now recovering at the hospital and the two teenagers inside the SUV that hit him are now in jail.

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