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Cope charged after crash on highway
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A list of charges have been leveled against a driver who lawmen suspect was drinking when he ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle Thursday afternoon near Morrison.The suspected drunk driver, Thomas Cope, 53, has been charged with DUI, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, and violation of the open container law. The vehicular assault and reckless endangerment charges are felonies.His charges comes after his Chevy collided with a Nissan pickup driven by Mike Fann, 57, at the intersection of Manchester Highway and Old Well Road. Witnesses told lawmen Cope ran the red light and slammed into the pickup.According to Highway Patrolman Gary Myers, Fann had stopped on Old Well Road and waited for the light to turn green.