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Man Charged After Fleeing Police, Crashing Car

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A Savannah man's attempt to avoid a fine for driving without a license after a minor accident brought more charges when the car he was driving crashed again in front of a police precinct while one shift was arriving and another leaving.

Charles Cory Morris, 25, of a Helen Street address was apprehended by Downtown Precinct officers as he tried to flee a head-on collision at Richards Street and Lathrop Avenue about  3 p.m. Thursday.

He had first been involved in a minor crash at Louisville Road and West Boundary Street where the car he was driving struck the rear end of a Toyota pickup. Morris was trying to convince the other driver not to call police when a responding officer walked up to the conversation.

Morris walked slowly to the turquoise 1991 Camaro he had been driving and sped away, eventually coming upon a second accident where a second officer was standing, unaware the Camaro was fleeing from a crash. To avoid that officer, Morris turned onto Lathrop and then onto Richards Street where the Camaro collided with a second Toyota pickup in front of the Downtown Precinct where detectives here disbanding a meeting and two shifts of patrol officers were arriving or leaving.

Morris abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee but was quickly taken into custody.

He was charged with misdemeanor following too closely and driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license for the first accident. He also was charged with reckless driving and felony fleeing to elude police for his following actions.

 

He was charged in both crashes. The Camaro was towed from the second

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