An early morning beer run landed two teenagers in jail, but not before one of them struck a deputys patrol car with his vehicle.
About 1 a.m. March 26, a Macon police dispatcher sent officers to help a Jones County deputy, who was chasing robbery suspects from the Quick Serve on Shurling Drive in his patrol car, according to an incident report.
The chase headed to Trinity Place in east Macon, where the driver of the getaway car, a 2001 Chevy Metro, put his vehicle in reverse at one point and struck the deputys car before one of the teens got out and ran away.
One of the suspects ran inside a Trinity Place home, and another ran toward Magnolia Drive. Officers later found 17-year-old David Swain and took him into custody. Jones County deputies arrested 18-year-old Keith Booze on Trinity Place.
Booze was charged with aggravated assault by motor vehicle, obstruction, fleeing and attempting to elude police, theft by shoplifting, DUI and reckless driving, according to the report. Swain was charged with obstruction.
Both teens were taken to the Bibb County jail afterward. Police recovered a 24-pack of Bud Light.