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Man charged in two wrecks after trying to flee scene

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A Savannah man is now facing more charges after he attempted to avoid a fine for driving without a license after a minor accident when the car he was driving crashed again in front of a police precinct while one shift was arriving and another was leaving.

Charles Cory Morris, 25, of a Helen St. address, was apprehended by Downtown Precinct officers after he tried to flee a head-on collision at Richards St. and Lathrop Ave. around 3 p.m. Thursday.

Morris was first involved in a minor crash at Louisville Rd. and W Boundary St. where the car he was driving hit the rear end of a Toyota pickup. Morris was attempting to convince the other driver to not call police when a responding officer walked up to the conversation.

Morris then walked slowly to the turquoise 1991 Camaro that he had been driving and sped away. He eventually came upon a second accident where a second officer was standing, unaware the Camaro was fleeing from a crash. To avoid the officer, Morris turned onto Lathrop and then onto Richards St., where his car collided with a second Toyota pickup in front of the Downtown Precinct where detectives were finishing a meeting and two shifts of patrol officers were arriving or leaving.

Morris abandoned his vehicle and then attempted to flee but police quickly took him into custody.

Morris has been charged with misdemeanor following too closely and driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license for the first accident. He has also been charged with reckless driving and felony fleeing to elude police. Morris was charged in both wrecks. 

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