Knox County deputy involved in head-on crash with pursuit suspect

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knox County deputy was not hurt when a pursuit suspect turned his car around and crashed head on into the officer’s patrol car.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says K9 Officer Chad Gore tried to stop a 2016 Nissan Versa in West Knoxville. The suspects drove off and Gore gave pursuit down Kingston Pike and to a dead end on Kings Way.

The suspect turned his vehicle around and hit Officer Gore’s car head on. The driver and passenger of the Versa jumped out of the vehicle and ran off. Gore and his K9 were able track them down and take them into custody.

The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of a dog bite. Narcotics and drug paraphernalia were found in the car. Charges are pending.

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