Suspect Flees From Police, Falls Off Cliff

September 17, 2013

A Kingman man is recovering after falling off a cliff while he was trying to run from police. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy Rusty Cooper says 30-year-old Michael Caughlin faces a number of charges after driving off when he was stopped, and running away on foot when his car got stuck.

“Caughlin ran off basically into the dark,” Cooper said. “It’s apparent he didn’t know that there was a 30-foot cliff or very steep embankment. He rent right off that and fell to the bottom.”

Cooper says initial tests indicate Caughlin, who didn’t surrender until a stun gun was used on him, had a blood alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit.

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