Driver begs cop to shoot him after 130 mph chase

By: ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP)
By: ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP)

A police chase that exceeded speeds of more than 130 mph ended when the driver crashed and begged officers to shoot him.

Police used a stun gun Friday morning on Thomas Lackey, who faces charges of driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault by motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

Police say an officer tried to stop Lackey on Ga. 400 for speeding about 1:45 a.m., but Lackey sped away in his Mercedes C230. He left Ga. 400, went westbound in the eastbound lanes of Old Milton Parkway, forcing oncoming drivers off the highway. He sideswiped a police car, lost control and slammed into a tree.

Police say he jumped from the car and started yelling, "Shoot me, shoot me."

Lackey was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


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