Suspect Hits Police Cruiser While Trying to Run from Officers

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A man is locked up and faces serious charges after a chase and crash with a police cruiser.

Clyde Randle, 43, of Wilkes-Barre, is locked up in Luzerne County.

Police say late Wednesday afternoon, they were searching his hotel room and found a large amount of cocaine and some marijuana.

Cops say Randle wasn't there during the search but when he returned to his room and saw police, he tried to drive away, hitting a Wilkes-Barre Township police vehicle so hard he lifted the passenger side off the ground.

Investigators say other police cars boxed in Randle's vehicle and that's when he crashed into a snowbank and jumped from the car running away.
officers caught him a short time later.

Randle is charged with drug possession, the chase, and crash.

The officer in the vehicle he allegedly hit was taken to the hospital with neck pain but is expected to be OK.

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