Police: Drunk man flees checkpoint, nearly hits cop

Police: Drunk man flees checkpoint, nearly hits cop

Credit: Cabarrus County Jail

Michael Mercer

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- A Kannapolis man is behind bars after police say he sped through a checkpoint, attempted to evade officers and crashed into another vehicle.

Thursday afternoon, Kannapolis police say Michael Mercer sped through a driver's license checkpoint, narrowly missing an officer.

Police chased Mercer into Mooresville city limits, where the vehicle chase came to an end when Mercer crashed into another vehicle occupied by two people, police say.

Mercer then attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended.

Mercer is charged with DWI, assault on a police officer, driving without a license and felony hit-and-run.

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