CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE (Smokey Barn News) – On December 23rd around noon, Clarksville police received a road rage complaint about a man in a pickup truck following another vehicle.
The vehicle (a passenger car) contained a family of five. The driver of the pickup allegedly followed the family from Paris Landing Bridge all the way to Clarksville, police said.
According to Clarksville Police, the driver of the pickup, later identified as Herbert Barry Clark, was behind their car flashing his headlights and making hand gestures for them to pull over which placed the family in fear for their personal safety.
The family called 911 and arrangements were made for officers to meet with them at the intersection of Woodale Dr and Lafayette Rd. MAP
When the two vehicles arrived at the intersection Clarksville Officers told Clark put the vehicle in park and get out of his truck. This is where the video above starts.
Instead of putting the truck in park, Clark allegedly put it in drive and accelerated, spinning the wheels uncontrollably hitting the family’s vehicle.
Clark then placed the pickup in reverse, smashing into a patrol car and knocking an officer to the ground. The officer would have most likely been run over if it had not been for the placement of the patrol cars at the scene.
Clark then fled the scene. The police pursued the pickup but called off the pursuit due to Clark’s reckless driving endangering the public.
Clark was arrested later in the day by Paris Sheriff’s Office and charged with DUI and EVADING.
After being released, on Christmass Eve, HERBERT BARRY CLARK, 63, was brought back to Clarksville and booked into Montgomery County Jail for, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, RECKLESS DRIVING, EVADING, RESISTING ARREST, DUTY TO GIVE INFORMATION/ RENDER AID AND LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN INJURY ACCIDENT:
Clark’s bond was set at $50,000. On 1/2/18, the case was bound over to the CIRCUIT COURT and Clark remains in jail. PHOTO: Clarksville Police.
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