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Police Say Man Slowed Chase To Smoke Crack
POSTED: 3:07 pm EDT September 23, 2005
UPDATED: 3:07 pm EDT September 23, 2005
DUNN, N.C. -- Police in Dunn were racing after the suspect in a stolen car chase on Wednesday when something unusual happened.
The officer who initiated the chase says the driver of the stolen car was trying to delay his arrest so he could finish smoking some crack cocaine.
Officer John Parker says he noticed a white Buick with an apparent expired tag. When he checked the license plate number, he found the car was stolen. Parker chased the car, which turned onto another street and slowed down.
Parker says the suspect knew he was going to be caught because he put both of his hands up while still driving down the road and smoking a pipe.
The chase ended in the parking lot of the Dunn American Legion post. A second officer says the suspect tried to continue smoking crack even after his car was stopped.
James Ammons is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, crack and drug paraphernalia and for refusing to stop for police and careless and reckless driving.