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Augusta man charged after leading police on chase

Monday, March 19, 2012 12:24 AM
Last updated Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:18 AM
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A man is in Richmond County jail after hitting two cars and putting one woman in the hospital while fleeing police Sunday night, authorities said.

Desmond Shawndale Ozen, of the 1700 block of Holden Court, was arrested about 11:30 p.m., charged with leading officers on a car chase down Broad Street, Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas said.

During the chase, Ozen hit one moving car and one parked car, Silas said. The moving car’s driver was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital with minor injuries, he said.

Ozen was found in a shed on Tubman Street after he jumped out of his car near Ellis Street and ran, Silas said. Ozen faces charges of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and fleeing police.

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Riverman1 03/19/12 - 04:36 am
I'm sorry for the innocent

I'm sorry for the innocent woman who was injured.

GaStang22 03/19/12 - 09:57 am
This is one guy this world

This is one guy this world could do without. Bet the bleeding heart joke of a justice system we have will let this repeat offending felon who repeatedly drives under the influence out in no time. Only a matter of time until he kills someone.

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 03/19/12 - 10:05 am
Driving crazy at 11:30 p.m.

Driving crazy at 11:30 p.m. sticks out like a sore thumb. If Mr. Ozen would do his joy riding at rush hour (morning or afternoon) he would blend in better with the other drivers and have less likelihood of raising suspicion.

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