Dumb Driver: 50-Year-Old Rams Police Cruiser Three Times

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NORTH OLMSTED, OH (WOIO) - A 50-year-old man is in custody after ramming into a police cruiser three times before leading officers on a wild chase.

The ramming started around 10:40 p.m. Monday evening whe police were called to the Wellington Place Skilled Nursing Facility on Clague Road for a suspicious vehicle.

North Olmsted police located the suspicious pick-up truck in the rear parking lot of the facility and witnessed a male, Wayne Phillips, jump into the truck, lock the doors and reach for something under the front seat.

A police officer called for back-up and then at gun-point ordered Phillips out of the truck.

The back-up officer arrived on scene and was immediately rammed three times by Phillip's truck. Phillips then drove towards the first officer on scene who was behind a cement pillar and then took off onto Brook Park Road.

Phillips crashed his truck into a tree on West 157th Street and then took off on foot.

Police caught him quickly.

Both Phillips and the police officer rammed by the pick-up truck were treated and released from a local hospital.

Phillips has multiple charges pending against him including felonious assault on a police officer.

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