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Driver of stolen vehicle rammed into Metro police cars, officials say

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Metro police attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle, while trying to do so the vehicle rammed into two police cars on Thursday.

Police saw a silver Honda Civic around 3 p.m. near the entrance of Americas Best Value Inn on Wallace Road, police ran the license plate and found the car to be stolen out of Knox County.

Officers got out of their vehicles, announced themselves to the occupants of the car and that's when Gai Tel, 25, is accused of putting the vehicle in gear and reverse several times, striking both of the detectives cars, according to a Metro police affidavit.

Tel eventually surrendered and was put into custody. Police say they searched the vehicle and found a digital scale and multiple small ziplock style bags found in the console.

Tel was then searched and found with a substance, confirmed to be cocaine, according to the affidavit.

He is charged with failed to be booked, theft, multiple counts of vandalism, possession, drug paraphernalia, evading arrest, and two counts of assaulting an officer.




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