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Patrol car damaged in slow speed chase of stolen vehicle

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Markus Whaley is facing multiple charges for a chase in Colorado Springs. Markus Whaley is facing multiple charges for a chase in Colorado Springs.

A parolee led Colorado Springs Police officers on a wild chase in a stolen car along the south side of the city early Monday morning. 

The owner of the car called 911 just after midnight to report his car was stolen and he had tried to follow the suspect, but the driver intentionally rammed into his vehicle.

As officers tried to stop the stolen car,  a cruiser was intentionally rammed when the suspect had plenty of room to drive around. A slow speed chase continued from South Academy onto South Murray where the suspect went into a field and along a bike path.

There was a concern the suspect was going to drive into a nearby transient camp, so the pursuing officer used his cruiser to ram the stolen car into a group of large rocks.

The suspect, 39-year-old Markus Whaley, was arrested on the spot for a variety of charges, including violating his parole for dangerous drugs.

Colorado Springs PD reports one officer received minor injuries during the chase.

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