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Louisville couple shaken up after accepting ride from man who went on high-speed chase

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A couple is thankful to be alive Tuesday after accepting a ride from the wrong guy.

Bob and Heather Mauney say David Combs offered to give them a ride from the doctor.

A short time later, they say Combs noticed a police car with its lights on behind them.

As it turns out, Combs was wanted for attempting to murder a police officer and a long list of other charges.

The Mauneys say he took off, going speeds higher than 100 miles an hour, getting on I-65, then the Watterson.

He got off at Newburg Road and eventually crashed in the front yard of a home.

"At the bottom of the ramp, the light was red, so the cars were stopped ... there wasn't any room for him to get through," Bob Mauney said.

"So he just plowed through the two cars. I'm not sure what his intentions were here. I'm not sure if he was going to hide behind somebody's house. But he just went up in that yard, he jumped out and ran."

Police caught Combs a short time later.

He was already facing a long list of charge, including attempted murder of a police officer, wanton endangerment and trafficking a controlled substance

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