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POLICE: Fleeing suspect crashes into marked Louisville Metro Police cruiser

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man after he was involved in a car accident that injured two people and damaged a Louisville Metro Police vehicle.

It happened on Saturday evening.

Police say 22-year-old Brian Evans was driving, a white 2005 KIA on Southern Heights Avenue when he failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. 

There were two passengers in the KIA, according to police.

Police initiated a traffic stop, but as the officer was approaching Evans' vehicle, he allegedly drove away "at a high rate of speed." According to the arrest report, he turned northbound on Wheeler Avenue, at which point the officer turned off all lights and sirens.

The officer lost sight of the vehicle when Evans turned onto Woodruff Avenue.

Police say that, 15 seconds later, another officer who was driving a marked patrol car reported that he had been involved in an injury accident with Evans' vehicle at the corner of Woodruff Avenue and Carlisle Avenue. 

Police say at least two people had to be taken to the hospital due to the severity of their injuries.

According to the arrest report, Evans did not have a valid operator's license -- and what's more -- admitted to drinking two shots of vodka before getting behind the wheel.

The owner of the vehicle had not given Evans permission to drive it, according to police.

He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, disregarding a stop sign, fleeing and evading, multiple counts of assault and driving without a valid operator's license.

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