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Man being pursued by Police at Lake of the Ozarks, drives off a cliff

The Missouri Highway Patrol says a man drove off a cliff near Lake of the Ozarks Tuesday night at El Terra Road about 1000 feet west of Swiss Village Road, in Camden County. 33-year-old Darrell Matlock of Warrenton, drove off from a gas station in Fulton without paying for fuel. Police began a pursuit around the Holt Summit area but then terminated it. Troopers then picked the pursuit up near Eldon. They set up tire spikes causing Matlock to lose control and drive off the right side of the road eventually going over the cliff. After hitting the ground the vehicle overturned. Matlock then fled the scene on foot and Troopers called the helicopter out. Matlock was located and taken into custody suffering from moderate injuries in the incident. He was taken to Lake Regional Hospital and later charged with first degree tampering with a motor vehicle.

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