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Georgia Police Arrest Rape Suspect Following Dramatic High-Speed Car Chase

Alleged rapist Andrew Head attempted to drive a stolen van into police cars before crashing into another vehicle.

By Eric Shorey

A rape suspect was arrested following a high-speed car chase that ended with the alleged criminal hitting an innocent driver.

Andrew Head, 27, was arrested on July 29 in Marietta, Georgia, after hitting another car head on, according to Fox 5 Atlanta, a Georgia-based Fox affiliate. Both Head and the injured driver of the other vehicle were transported to Kennestone Hospital following the collision.

The chase began at around 9 a.m. that morning, after police received a call from a woman who had escaped from Head's clutches and fled to a nearby bathroom at a Texaco station. The victim claimed she had been kidnapped and raped in her van by Head numerous times. She added that Head had stolen the vehicle and driven away. 

Police took a description of the stolen automobile and ascertained Head's location. Officers attempted to pull the car over but Head would not comply. Instead, he drove into oncoming traffic, according to 11Alive, an Atlanta, Georgia based NBC affiliate.

Police say Head had attempted to drive the car into marked police vehicles during the pursuit, according to WGCL-TV, an Atlanta, Georgia-based CBS affiliate.

Marietta Police Officer Chuck McPhilamy says that Head created a perilous situation for bystanders.

"He absolutely put several motorists' lives in danger," said McPhilamy, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. "We are just glad this violent suspect was taken into custody and won't be able to hurt anyone else."

Head will face multiple charges including robbery by force, kidnapping, rape, fleeing /attempting to elude, improper lane change, and aggravated assault on an officer.  

[Photo: Marietta Police Department]

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