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Undercover Drug Bust in Ingleside Leads to Dangerous Chase

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INGLESIDE (Kiii News) -

An undercover drug bust in Ingleside took an unexpected and dangerous turn, when the man said to be selling drugs to an officer drove off and hit a police car.

That suspect led the officers on a wild chase through San Patricio County on Friday.

According to the San Patricio County Sheriff's Office, the undercover officer made the controlled buy of cocaine, and then went to make the arrest. It was at that time that the suspect reportedly jumped into his car, went in reverse, and hit one of the Sheriff's Department's unmarked cars.

Investigators could be seen on Highway 361 in Ingleside after the chase took place. Authorities said it was just down the street at the Dairy Queen parking lot where 20-year old William Joseph Clark of Aransas Pass allegedly sold an undercover officer cocaine.

The BMW officials say Clark was driving then reportedly rammed an undercover vehicle and a civilian pickup truck, and then tried to hit a Gregory police car.

Clark drove through Ingleside and Gregory, and reportedly even drove on the wrong side of the road at over 100 miles per hour. He eventually abandoned his vehicle at the Tractor Supply Company in Aransas Pass and made a run for it into some brush, where he was captured.

"Very, very lucky that nobody was injured," Sheriff Moody said in a phone interview. "Should have been just a simple deal, but apparently he has something going on in his system, and so things changed considerably."

Moody said this is the second time Clark has sold them drugs. He has been charged with the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, and may soon be facing additional charges.

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