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New Details On Chase, Crash in Cedar Rapids Saturday

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    April 14, 2014 | 7:47 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids Police have released new details about what happened in a weekend chase and crash that ended on the front porch of a Cedar Rapids home.

    It happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday near 15th Street and Washington Avenue Southeast. Police say they tried to pull over Clifton Sparks, 30, but he drove off. Just three blocks away his car hit a city bus, and then ran into the porch of a home. Police say they caught him in possession of 16 bags of marijuana and scales to weigh it.

    Sparks and one passenger in the city bus needed hospitalization for minor injuries. On Sunday, police got a call from the hospital because Sparks had left without being discharged. They found him late last night at a hotel. He faces several drug and traffic charges.

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