"My bad": EPD arrests speeding downtown driver who just misses kid | News
Evansville Police say a speeding driver who had no license nearly struck a child as officers tried to catch up to him in the downtown area Tuesday night.
Around 6 p.m., officers were patrolling in the area of South Garvin/East Gum when they saw a newer red Chrysler driving at a high rate of speed. They say they tried to catch up to the vehicle, driven by Timothy Tyrone Rice, but he accelerated to about 60 miles per hour. At the intersection of South Morton and East Cherry, they say a child had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.
Officers finally stopped Rice on South Elliott Street, near Sycamore.
They say he asked why he had been stopped. When officers told him it was for speeding, almost hitting a child, failure to signal and disregarding a stop sign, he replied, “Oh sorry. My bad.”
His vehicle was towed and Rice was charged with driving with a suspended license and reckless driving among other traffic violations.