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Man whom police fired at charged in drunken pursuit

December 26, 2019 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver whom police fired shots at but didn’t hit following a chase in which he is accused of veering into oncoming traffic faces a string of charges.

Thirty-five-year-old William Brown is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Police spokeswoman Officer Doaa el-Ashkar said that officers attempted to stop Brown around 11:30 p.m. Monday after observing him weaving in and out of traffic. The release said he refused to stop and continued to drive erratically, veering into oncoming traffic and crossing the center lane.

El-Ashkar says the driver then headed into an industrial area, where officers fired when he turned his vehicle in their direction and attempted to drive toward them. Brown suffered a minor cut to his face from shattered glass. He was treated at a hospital and released into police custody.

No officers were hurt.