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Man forgets to put truck in park after fleeing, hits cop car


A man was arrested Wednesday after his car rolled into a police car when he fled from the vehicle and forgot to put it in park after he was pulled over by police.

41-year-old John Leorne Melton Jr. was charged with evading arrest with a previous conviction.

The incident took place at around 11 p.m. on Monday, when a Cameron officer pulled over a Chevrolet pickup truck on North Travis Ave. for driving without any lights on.

The truck pulled over and while the officer was doing his mandatory radio checkout, Melton fled from the truck and forgot to put his car in park.

The truck started rolling towards the police car with a passenger still in the truck. The officer realized that if he moved his car, the truck would travel into busy traffic. The officer let the vehicle roll into the bumper guards of the police car.

The driver was identified as John Melton Jr. and he is currently in Milam County Jail.

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