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Man accused of backing into patrol car during pursuit

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 9:27 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man is accused of ramming his car into a patrol car during a pursuit Wednesday night, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Officials say the Mobile Field Force, which is comprised of Wilmington police officers and deputies with the New Hanover Sheriff’s Office, attempted to stop “a suspicious black Volkswagen Jetta” on Covil Ave. shortly after 7 p.m.

“The vehicle fled and officers pursued,” the WPD stated in a news release. “The suspect vehicle stopped in traffic in the 4500 block of Wrightsville Avenue before backing up and ramming a patrol unit. Team members got out and were able to quickly arrest the suspect without further incident.”

The driver, 30-year-old Massimo Campana, faces several charges, including:

  • Possession of Firearm by a Felon
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon-Gun
  • PWIMSD Methamphetamine
  • Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling Controlled Substance
  • Speed to Elude Arrest with Aggravating Factors
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • AWDW Government Official

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