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06-22-2015, 09:04 PM
Police: Daytona Beach motorist rams hit-run driver, paralyzing him

By Lyda Longa (http://www.news-journalonline.com/personalia/llonga)

Published: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:42 p.m.Last Modified: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:58 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH — A motorist chased down a hit-and-run driver at high speeds, then used his van to ram into the offender’s vehicle six times, seriously injuring the man behind the wheel, Daytona Beach police said.

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The van driven by Marice Thomas, 68, flipped the other car in the assault, causing injuries that paralyzed 52-year-old Tony Flournoy, an arrest report shows. Thomas, who has a felony record, was jailed in the Saturday incident on charges of aggravated battery with bodily harm and neglect of a child.
The incident unfolded just after midnight Saturday when Thomas was driving near Lincoln Street and George W. Engram Boulevard. That’s when police said Flournoy, who also has a felony record, crashed into the back of Thomas’ 2001 Toyota minivan. Flournoy sped away, the report states.
Thomas, with two women and a 6-year-old girl in the van, began chasing Flournoy through the city. Clara Washington, who was in the front seat next to Thomas, told police she had no idea which streets they went through, but she did recall going 80 mph on North Street, a 30 mph zone, the report states. Washington said she tried to convince Thomas to slow down, but he refused. Thomas then sped onto Berkshire Road and turned east onto Brentwood Drive, the report shows.
He caught site of Flournoy ahead and accelerated until he slammed into the back of Flournoy’s Buick Le Sabre at Brentwood and Derbyshire Road, police said. Washington told police that Thomas struck the Buick at least six times, the report states.