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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police have taken three people into custody following a high-speed pursuit through the streets of southeast Charlotte Friday morning.
Officers said that around 11:20 a.m. they received a stolen vehicle tag reader hit on a gray Honda Accord at the intersection of Albemarle Road and North Sharon Amity Road.
Police pulled the car over and as an officer was getting out of his cruiser, the suspect backed into the officer's door, striking the officer.
The officer was OK and police called in the CMPD helicopter to keep the vehicle in sight, still not chasing the car at that point.
Officers followed the driver along several streets, including Providence Road, Randolph Road, Sardis Road and Sardis Road North.
At one point, the suspect was stuck in heavy traffic and stopped. The driver put the Honda in reverse, striking an unmarked police unit that had pulled up behind him.
That's when CMPD initiated a pursuit.
the suspect skidded to a stop in the front yard of a home on Barcliff Drive, hitting the house, and ran into an apartment complex on Farm Pond Lane.
A short time later, officers emerged from the building with the man in handcuffs.
Police also took two passengers in the stolen car into custody.
No names have been released and police said nobody was hurt.