Saturday, October 19, 2013
DALLAS -- A Dallas man was arrested early Saturday after twice ramming a police car, injuring an officer, and leading police on a high-speed chase on Highway 22.Bradley D. Allison, 42, is in custody at the Polk County Jail on $150,000 bail following the incident.Shortly after midnight Saturday, Dallas police officers responded to a reported domestic violence call in the 300 block of Southwest Academy Street in Dallas.According to police, Allison had reportedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend the night before, threatened to kill her, and for the previous 24 hours had been driving by her home revving his car engine and yelling threats. He also had an outstanding Polk County warrant.Officers witnessed Allison driving by the victim's home Saturday and followed him. A Dallas officer and Polk County Sheriff's deputy found the suspect on Academy Drive in downtown Dallas and attempted to talk with him.Allison tried to escape, ramming his car into the Dallas cruiser -- with the officer still inside -- and sped off toward Highway 22 East.Police used spike strips to stop Allison's car to prevent him from speeding through downtown Salem, but not before he rammed the same Dallas cruiser again. Officers were eventually able to take Allison into custody without further incident. Both Allison and the officer he rammed were treated for minor injuries at West Valley Hospital and released. Allison has been charged with assault on a public safety officer, fourth-degree domestic assault, menacing, coercion, attempted second-degree assault with a vehicle, attempt to flee or elude, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and three counts of reckless endangering, and a parole violation.