COBB COUNTY, Ga. — New dashcam video shows the moments a kidnap and rape suspect led police on a chase in Marietta.
Channel 2's Chris Jose obtained the video showing the suspect, Andrew Head, weaving in and out of traffic on Cobb Parkway, and even driving on the wrong side of the road. At one point, Head is seen nearly hitting officers while driving the wrong way.
"He’s swerving around the road. He’s, at one point, in a left turn lane doing close to 80 mph," said Chuck McPhilamy with the Marietta Police Department.
Police say Head, who was driving a stolen van, then slammed into a woman's SUV on South Cobb Drive near Fairground Street. That woman was taken to the hospital.
Police say the chase was justified because it was in the public's best interest to get Head off the streets.
They say Head robbed a woman behind a business on Roswell Road early Sunday morning. He then forced her into his van and sexually assaulted her over and over again at three different locations, according to police.
Officers say he then drove to a Texaco gas station, where the victim locked herself into a bathroom and shouted that she'd been kidnapped and assaulted. A gas station worker called 911 and Head took off. That's when the chase began.
Head is facing three counts of rape.
Marietta police say he is no stranger to officers. He's been arrested several times for shoplifting, theft and criminal trespassing.
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