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Group Barely Escape Being Hit During Police Chase

Posted at 10:59 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 00:00:12-04

A police chase in Cookeville led to the suspect nearly hitting a group of people including a pregnant woman.

Cookeville Police said the driver Robert McKay and Jace Passons sped off after a routine traffic stop.

McKay allegedly drove through five stop signs, ran several cars off the road, then jumped a curb.

The curb caused the car to slide down an embankment coming to a rest just feet from four people one of whom was pregnant.

That’s when the pair was finally taken into custody. McKay apparently sped off because he was driving on a revoked license.

Passons was wanted by deputies for assaulting his pregnant wife, and causing her to go into labor.