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Clark County man accused of intentionally ramming into police cars

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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A Clark County man is accused of intentionally ramming into two police cars after a chase. 

Officials say it all started just after midnight Wednesday when a Clark County sheriff's deputy noticed a car leaving a McDonald's without it's lights on. He decided to pull the driver over. 

"When he did, the subject identified himself by his driver's license," said Clark Co. Sheriff's Office Capt. Scott Maples. 

Maples says the traffic stop in Clarksville quickly took a turn after some questioning. 

"The suspect put his car in drive and drove off, nearly striking our officer," he said. 

Officials say the driver, Johnathon Frazier, had just stolen the car he was in. They decided to chase him, following Frazier from Eastern Boulevard through residential neighborhoods, where speeds got up to 60 miles per hour. 

"At one point the vehicle actually crossed the wrong way and almost hit an oncoming car head on," Maples said. 

We're told the chase ended in the parking lot of the Bel Air Motel in Clarksville. That is where Maples says Frazier rammed into two Clarksville police cars. 

"It was actually documented that he was coming toward a Clarksville police officer," Maples said. "The Clarksville police officer did his best to get out of the way, and the suspect actually hit him intentionally."

Police were still able to take Frazier into custody, and they say they found drugs on him. The 19-year-old is now facing several charges, including aggravated battery to a public servant and auto theft. Officials say this situation could have been much worse. 

"We're just grateful that none of the officers got seriously hurt, and we were able to actually apprehend the subject and take him to jail and get him off the streets," Maples said. 

We're told one officer hurt his ankle while trying to apprehend Frazier.

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