On March 7th my life was changed by a cop in fulton county Arkansas. On that evening about 1030 pm I was meeting a friend of mine to give him some money so as I was waiting I drove around down some dirt roads I stopped at the end of one that was the road my friend should be coming down would be on. As I was sitting there using my phone so I wouldn’t be texting as driving my radar detector went off so I put the phone down hit my turn signal and made a left headed in the direction of the cop. I meet the cop and I continued toward the hwy and the cop continued the other from what I seen. I made it to the yield sign and made a right I got a phone call saying I left my wallet with all my money at someone’s house so I get down on it and try to hurry on up so I don’t get everything taken from my wallet. So I start speeding, it’s a small area and when you see one cop it’s usually good for a little ways. I get up to speeds of llin my 2016 Dodge Ram which is very easy to do and just cruise the radio is up and I’m just trying to get to my wallet that is my only worry at that moment.. This road I am on is pretty straight besides a few wide turns and goes from two lane to three lane for passing. So after a couple minutes of cruising along I look in my rear view mirror and see blue lights directly on my rear bumper I atart panicking a little I let off the gas but I don’t hit the brakes cause at that speed I don’t want him to rear end me cause he was so close, he then pulled on to the driver side of the vehicle and preformed the PIT maneuver on my truck I lost control and hit the ditch rolled and landed in a pond on its wheels. I was dazed and confused on what had just happened I crawled out of the smashed to pieces ram window into a cold pond. I feel a excruciating pain in my back I start toward the bank the officer is yelling at me to get my hands up! I lift them as high as possible which is making my back scream in pain I double over a couple times into the water the officer yells at me about a pistol I say I swear there are no weapons I finally make it close to the bank and the officer says “why where you running” and I replied with “I wasn’t running I was speeding” “where is the Ambulance” he answered saying it was on it’s way. I get pulled on to the bank and lay on my back and wait. The Ambiance finally arrives the first responders help load me into it and off we go I’m hurting more then I ever have before we make it to white river medical center in Batesville, Arkansas I’m taken to the emergency room as trauma. They take me in for CT scans to my head and my back it shoes damage to my back thankfully no injuries to my head neck or no internal bleeding. A officer comes in im still laying there in a craziness fog trying to comprehend what was really happening the officer reads some stuff and asks me for a urine sample i say I can’t he makes me sign a paper while he is standing there before leaving I say can I try in a few mins cause I just can’t right this min he said I refused and “he wasn’t going to sit up here all night waiting for me to pee” and he left. The hospital decided to admitted me and bring me to a room where I spend the next few days recovering and researching about Pit maneuverer and how it is considered “deadly Force” and I spoke to different people about the whole situation everyone I spoke to agreed that there was no reason to pit maneuver. I had someone check the distance from the spot where I turned to the spot of the crash site and it was 6 miles so at 90mph to go 6 miles that is 2.29 mins in two and a half mins this officer seen me speeding and decided to stop me with the most forceful way possible and gamble with my life. From what I’ve read the PIT maneuver is for extreme circumstances and I feel this is far from extreme he had no regards for human life and did what he wanted to do he drove speeds up to 140 to even catch up to me. He accused me of driving that fast I assume cause he was but my truck doesn’t go that fast. Anyways I am setting up this go fund me page to help me with all the expenses that are going to come with this. I thought I had full coverage insurance on my truck but my separated wife failed to pay the insurance on the vehicles while I was recently doing a sanction so now because of this Rambo officer I have a truck that is totaled that I still owe on. Also legal expenses because of the second officer I’m going to have charges in relation to dwi any and all help would be appreciated I have a law firm that is going to look into the civil side of this but to do that we’ve got to look at the dwi side I just want to leave y’all with this anyone of us that speed could have been in the Same situation as me. The facts are that no officer should ever be allowed to PIT a vehicle at high rate of speeds without exhausting other means and because he didn’t he has changed my life horribly I have broke my back from l1 to “l5 and t9 I have a back brace and I’m getting around thank you for any support
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