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Cleveland police looking for man who crashed into 2 police cruisers last month, fled from officers

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Feb 21, 2020

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are looking for a man accused of ramming two cruisers and fleeing after officers found him passed out at the wheel.

The incident happened on Jan. 31 around 3:45 a.m. near East 13th Street and Payne Avenue.

Police said that officers located a black 2016 Nissan Maxima stopped in the road. When officers approached the vehicle, they noticed what appeared to be vomit on the road by the driver's door and the occupant sleeping inside.

After police woke the driver up, the man put the car in gear and drove into two police cruisers and then fled the scene. Authorities said that one of the officers hit his head on his cruiser's window. He was taken to a nearby hospital and later released.

Authorities said the Nissan was heavily damaged during the incident. Its license plate is HYY-9991. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the driver or the car is asked to call the Third District Detective Unit at 216-623-3083.

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