Tennessee man leads police on car chase, tries to run down officer in Wendy's parking lot

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Source: MEGA

Oct. 19 2021, Published 2:27 p.m. ET

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A 24-year-old Tennessee man led police on a car chase and attempted to run down a police officer while in a Wendy’s parking lot, authorities said.

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Around 7 p.m. on Oct. 16, police said a car sped through an intersection in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, going around 90 mph.

The vehicle nearly hit an officer, as well as two other vehicles, officials said. That is when police tried to pull over the vehicle.

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Police said 24-year-old Joseph Fifer was behind the wheel of the vehicle and he continued to drive away from police, as he weaved in and out of cars before pulling into a Wendy’s parking lot.

This is when Fifer sped toward one of the patrol vehicles, officials said.

An officer then got out of his vehicle, got out his gun and told Fifer to shut his vehicle off.

Fifer briefly looked like he was going to comply with the officer’s demands as he raised his hands. However, after about 15 seconds, he sped toward the officer and patrol car again, authorities said.

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Fifer then took off down the road, but police grabbed the license plate of the vehicle Fifer was driving. Fifer was later identified and arrested by police.

He was charged with aggravated assault against a first responder, evading arrest and reckless driving, police said.

Fifer was booked into the Metro jail on a $55,000 bond, WKRN reported

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