A suspected DUI driver grabbed the arm of a deputy and crashed into a patrol car.
Around 1 a.m. on Monday, a Clark County Sheriff's deputy made contact with a disabled vehicle near the 8700 block of NE 117th Avenue. Based on his initial observations, the deputy began investigating the driver for Driving Under the Influence of drugs. During the course of the investigation, the driver began reaching for an unknown object in the center console of the vehicle.
As a deputy attempted to detain the suspect, the suspect grabbed the deputy's arm. As the driver began fleeing the scene, the deputy was able to free himself from the suspect's grasp. The suspect then rammed a patrol car occupied by a second deputy and led deputies on a short pursuit northbound on NE 117th Avenue.
Deputies used a Pursuit Immobilization Technique (PIT) to stop the driver at the 9100 block of NE 117th Avenue. The suspect, Alexander J. Leach, 23 of Lexington, South Carolina was arrested on the charges of two counts of Assault I and Attempt to Elude. The charge of Driving Under the Influence is pending blood results.