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Police: Man rammed officer's car with motorcycle

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 12:55 p.m. CDT; updated 7:00 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested on charges associated with ramming a police car with his motorcycle in an attempt to resist arrest early Wednesday.

Shortly after midnight, a Columbia Police Department officer was on patrol at the Rustic Meadows trailer park when he saw a man get on a motorcycle and start speeding. The motorcyclist was going more than 80 mph in a 30-mph residential area, Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said in an email.

When the officer turned on his emergency lights to pull the motorcyclist over, the driver slowed down and rammed into the officer's vehicle with his motorcycle.

David Singleton, 35, of Columbia, was arrested at the scene in connection with the incident. During the arrest, police found marijuana and a syringe in his pockets, Stroer said.

Singleton was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer. He had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for failure to pay child support, Stroer said.

Singleton was released from the Boone County Jail on a $10,145 bond Wednesday.

Supervising editor is Edward Hart.


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