Driver hits three cars trying to evade Pearl police


A driver hit three different vehicles trying to get away from police in Pearl.

Officers were helping with traffic near road work on Old Brandon Road when a driver tried to go around a barricade. Officers tried to pull the person over but the driver wouldn’t stop. Authorities say he hit three different vehicles before crashing his car.

When the driver took off on foot, officers were able to tase and tackle the man. Officers say he also attempted to stab himself in the chest with a knife.

“Before he was able to be tackled to the ground, he actually had a knife on him, which I commended the officers for their work and what they did and their decisiveness to take this suspect down instead of lethal force.”

Police say the driver, forty-four-year-old Michael Joe Kimbrell faces multiple charges.

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