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BRIEF: Athens man accused of ramming Decatur police car in chase

By Ronnie Thomas, The Decatur Daily, Ala.
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

Feb. 04--An Athens man is in Decatur City Jail facing 11 misdemeanor charges after leading officers on a two-county, high-speed chase and ramming a Decatur police car.

James Cody Lindsay, 24, of 19138 New Cut Road, is charged with DUI, second-degree possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, open container, multiple lane changes, no proof of insurance, giving false name or address, attempting to flee and elude, running a red light and resisting arrest.

He is being held on $5,500 bail, $500 for each charge.

According to reports, the chase, which reached speeds of more than 100 mph, began about midnight, when Decatur police attempted to stop Lindsay at Alabama 67 and U.S. 31. Lindsay drove his sport utility vehicle onto the Calhoun Community College campus, rammed a Decatur police car and continued into Limestone County, where deputies assisted.

Police said Lindsay eventually stopped on Blackburn Road, where he was arrested.

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(c)2014 The Decatur Daily (Decatur, Ala.)

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