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Man allegedly driving stolen tractor blows through red light, smashes into several cars in wild, 'low-speed' police chase: Video

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A North Carolina man who is supposedly "very familiar" to law enforcement reportedly led officers on a "low-speed pursuit" for an hour on a John Deere tractor he had stolen.

Around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, police in Boone, North Carolina, near the state's northwestern border with Tennessee, received a call that a man driving a tractor had struck several cars and had attempted to hit pedestrians. When police located the tractor in the parking lot of the Three Forks Baptist Church, they immediately recognized the driver as 43-year-old Ronnie K. Hicks, "a person who we are very familiar with," a Boone PD report said.

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