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Man Crashes into Squad Car While Fleeing Traffic Stop, Police Say

The man crashes into the police car near Jana Elementary School after being caught in a dead-end, according to St. Louis County Police.

A North County drove his car into a police patrol car June 14 near Jana Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District, St. Louis County Police said.

Philip Saddler, of the 1500 block of Boardwalk in North County, was charged Friday with leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest.

The officer attempted to pull Saddler over for not wearing a seat belt, but Saddler drove away instead, St. Louis County Police said. The officer followed him to 405 Jana Drive, which dead ends at Jana Elementary.

Saddler turned around and drove at the police car, striking it and causing $2,635 in damage, according to the police report. Saddler left his car and fled on foot, and tried to run when police arrived at his home, according to court documents.

Bail was set at $7,500.

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Ashley November 07, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Another example of being a bad criminal. Who runs into a dead end when trying to escape. You are lucky you didn't injure this officer.

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