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Former Trail Blazers Guard Tim Quarterman Charged With Felony After Ramming Police Vehicle

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The incident occurred as part of a chase on Mississippi highways.

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Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Tim Quarterman has been charged with a felony for fleeing police officers as they attempted a traffic stop for high-speed driving in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. WTVA.com has the report:

Timothy Joseph Quarterman, 23, of Savannah, Ga., was arrested Monday night.

Master Sgt. Ray Hall with the Mississippi Highway Patrol says the incident began sometime near 10:50 p.m. when troopers attempted to stop a 2018 Dodge Ram pickup truck for traveling eastbound on Highway 278 at a high rate of speed.

Quarterman failed to stop and led officers on the pursuit that included Highway 9, Highway 278 and Highway 15, MHP reports.

Hall says the pursuit ended on Highway 15 South when Quarterman intentionally rammed a Pontotoc police officer causing both vehicles to crash.

Both Quarterman and the police officer were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Quarterman was charged with aggravated assault and felony fleeing. His bond was set at $25,000.

Quarterman appeared in 16 games for the Blazers last season. He was traded to the Houston Rockets in June, 2017 and subsequently waived.