Police pursuit ends after four cars struck, suspect flees

Officers chased 35-year-old Dominique Williams from Florida into Geneva County and then Dothan, ending in a crash in front of Southeast Health.
Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 12:22 PM CDT
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UPDATE: The suspect has been identified in the Wednesday morning chase turned wreck.

The suspect has been identified as Dominque Williams, 35, of Forest Park, Georgia.

Dothan Police Lieutenant Ronald Hall told News4 that as a result of their continued investigation, DPD will not be charging Dominque Williams with reckless endangerment however Williams will be charged with 3 counts of Felony Eluding and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

More charges are expected from other agencies involved.

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A police pursuit spanning two states ended tragically on Wednesday when the vehicle officers chased collided with several other automobiles along a busy Dothan highway, and the suspected driver briefly escaped from the crash scene.

Dothan police told News4 the chase began in Florida and then traveled through Geneva County before moving around Ross Clark Circle, where the fleeing vehicle struck four cars, with the impact to one so great the victim’s vehicle overturned.

Hartford Police Chief Annie Ward told News4 that they received a call of a car driving the wrong way down Highway 167 North. Officers were able to get the suspect’s license plate number and determined the tag was expired.

After the pursuit ended near Southeast Health Medical Center, the suspect ran into an adjacent medical tower where security officers captured him, Dothan police confirmed.

They referred questions about the chase to other agencies, telling News4 that Dothan officers were not involved in that pursuit.

Those other agencies did not immediately issue a statement.

There is no word on injuries caused in the crashes, but there is no indication any are critical.

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