S. Ind. officer injured after collision with suspected drunk driver

S. Ind. officer injured after collision with suspected drunk driver

Cody Cahion

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by WHAS11

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Posted on January 8, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 9:16 AM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) – WHAS11 has learned through Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer that a police officer was hit and injured by a suspected drunk driver on Greentree Boulevard.

At 4:52 a.m. on Jan. 8, a Clarksville Police officer was behind a suspected drunk driver on Greentree Boulevard and was attempting to make the car pull over.  A second unit, coming the opposite way on Greentree Boulevard, was struck by the vehicle when it came across the median. The second police unit was hit head on and that officer was sent to the hospital.

The officer that was struck has been identified as Officer Jason Tackett.  He suffered minor injuries and is in good condition. 

The vehicle, police were trying to pull over, flipped in the collision. When police approached that vehicle two individuals attempted to crawl out and flee on foot which led to a short foot chase. Both of the suspects were restrained at the scene and taken into custody. 

The suspects have been identified as 18-year-old Cody Cashion and a 16-year-old.

Both are charged with multiple felonies including: operating while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and attempted murder of a police officer.

Police believe Cashion was the driver.

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