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St. Petersburg man rams three police cars in failed getaway

ST. PETERSBURG — A 24-year-old man was in custody Friday after authorities said he rammed three police vehicles as he tried — and failed — to escape.

An undercover unit on Thursday spotted Rashad Aubray Foster repeatedly violating traffic laws in a white 2011 Ford Mustang, according to police reports. They followed Foster to the Silver Lake Mobile Resort at 4000 24th St. N, where police said he pulled into the driveway of unit No. 2427.

A police Chevy Tahoe blocked the Mustang. Police say Foster put the Mustang in reverse, slammed into the SUV and pushed it out of the way.

Then Foster struck two other police vehicles and a metal support beam, mailbox and palm tree belonging to the mobile home while trying to escape, police said. After the last crash at 40th Avenue S and 25th Street S, police said he also tried to run away but was captured.

Foster later told officers he was trying to sell $40 worth of crack cocaine. He also didn't have a valid driver's license and had two previous convictions of driving with a suspended or revoked license in 2006 and 2009.

No police officers were injured. Foster was being held Friday in lieu of $245,750.

Foster was charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended or revoked license, conspiracy, criminal mischief, resisting arrest without violence and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage.

St. Petersburg man rams three police cars in failed getaway 11/18/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 18, 2011 4:27pm]
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