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Chase suspect tells cop he wanted them both to die

By Ed Brock

A Carrollton man tried to kill himself and a police officer during a high-speed chase.

Terry Wade Creamer, 19, of Garden Ridge Drive, was charged with reckless driving, fleeing from police, obstruction, aggressive driving and driving without insurance in connection with the incident, according to Clayton County Police Officer Earl Hanners.

Hanners saw a car driven by Creamer speeding around 90 to 95 mph on I-675 around 9:24 p.m. Friday and weaving in and out of traffic. The officer began chasing the vehicle and followed him off the interstate and onto Ellenwood Road.

The chase continued at speeds of around 65 mph for some time as Creamer passed several cars dangerously before slamming on the brakes near Saddle Creek Circle. Hanners narrowly avoided hitting Creamer and Creamer got out and ran.

He was arrested later and when asked why he braked suddenly he told Hanners that he wanted the officer to hit him "so we could both die," according to Hanners.

Public Safety is a regular feature of the News Daily. Reporter Ed Brock compiles it. To contact him, call (770) 478-5753 ext. 254 or e-mail to ebrock@news-daily.com.