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Clarett arrested after dramatic highway chase

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    Dude is making Lawrence Phillips look smart

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    Clarett arrested after dramatic highway chase

    Associated Press
    Posted: 1 hour ago COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When police ran into Maurice Clarett this time, officers said he was driving erratically and carrying an arsenal that included three semi-automatic handguns and an AK-47-type assault rifle in the front seat - all loaded.
    A highway chase ensued, then ended in the early hours Wednesday when police spiked the former Ohio State star running back's tires. Even then, officers said they could not easily subdue him because the bullet-proof vest he was wearing thwarted their stun guns.It took several police and pepper spray to get the 6-foot, 245-pounder into handcuffs. The struggle continued as he kicked at the doors of the transport vehicle that took him away.But
    Clarett's latest bizarre run-in with the law took perhaps its most troubling turn hours later, when prosecutors asked a judge to keep him in jail and revoke his bond on an earlier robbery charge.OneOne
    One reason: He was driving a few blocks from the home of a woman who was set to testify against him next week, Franklin County Prosecutor RO'Brisaid.Thesaid
    aid it was "probably unlikely" thClaClarett'sd'sd be able to post it, meaning he would stay in jail for tClarettnttn of his trial, which starMonday.Clarett
    ett was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a felonaMonday.Clarettfficfic citation, and police said more charges are possible. An arraignment was scheduled for Thursdmorning.Sgt
    Sgt. Michael Woods saClarettett wove in and out of lanes, didmorning.SgtSgt freeway and refused Clarette the SUV after a spike stick flattened its tires. The 22-year-oClarettett had a semiautomatic handgun under his legs on the driverseat,Clarettett said, and an assault rifle on the passenger seat. Two other semiautomatic handguns were in the vehicle, including one in a holster in a backpack.
    "We don't have any idea why he had them or what, if anything, he was going to do with them," Woods said. "But if you've got four guns in your car you're up to no good."
    Officers said they also found a partially full bottle of vodka following the arrest, but no breath test was given because there was no indication he was intoxicated, Woods said. On the console, a police photo shows, was a compact disc of children's songs recorded by prisinmates.Clarett's
    Clarett's promising football career was derailed when he was susinmates.Clarett's03 season after being charged with falsifying a police report.
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