Shouldn’t the cop have stopped to secure the prisoner after calling for backup? Instead, he speeded up.
The physics involved in Logan Younger flying through the back glass are fascinating.
From the youtube information box:
Published on Aug 19, 2016
A Jonesboro, AR and his prisoner were injured today after his patrol car rolled over en route to jail. The officer involved is Justin Thompson with the Jonesboro Police Department.
Logan Younger, the 19 year old in custody, fled the scene after being ejected through the back windshield.
No news has been reported on why the officer crashed. From what the video shows, it appears as though Younger slipped out of his handcuffs and retrieved a silver cigarette lighter then tried to light something in the back on fire.
A probable cause of the wreck could have been the officer being distracted by the idiot in his back seat trying to set the car on fire. Most patrol cars are equipped with a tiny monitor in the cab, so the officer might have seen exactly what we see in the video here.
KAIT8 News reported that the young man was arrested after causing a drunken disturbance at a local shopping mall. One Facebook user commented that she saw him harassing mall workers.
Officer Justin Thompson was flown to a Memphis hospital. Local reports state that he was conscious and talking.
Our prayers and thought are with officer Thompson.