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Waterloo driver: It was 'car's fault' he rammed police cars

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A man accused of ramming his car into two police officers says it's not his fault -- it's the car.

25-year-old Kelvin Plain, Jr,, was behind the wheel of that silver SUV in Waterloo last December.

He's been in the Black Hawk County Jail since the crash, facing charges of assault on a peace officer.

But he's been busy writing letters saying he should be released -- and it was the car's fault.

Two Waterloo officers were sent to hospital in this crash. Both are fine now -- police say it happened after Plain got upset, and rammed their cars -- breaking one officers nose.

But Plain says the crash isn't his fault.

You can hear desperate scanner traffic and screams on the dash cam video as Kelvin Plain's SUV plows into the cars of two Waterloo officers.

Officers were first called for a domestic dispute between Plain and his girlfriend.

Now, Plain's been writing letters from his Black Hawk County Jail cell -- saying this crash was because of bad vehicle maintenance.

Months later, the scene is quiet -- as Plain writes he was having "vehicle problems." He says he took the car to Autozone and was having transmission issues.

He says the speed wouldn't increase -- but on the tape, you can hear Plain getting upset, and the car accelerating.

Plain's also asked for the charges to be dismissed, saying the crash was not his intention, and he wants to get home to his three kids.

Finally, Plain claims he wont get a fair trial because of his nationality.

All of those motions have been denied, and Plain remains in jail.

We stopped by the jail today to ask if Plain would like to comment, but officials said that would not be possible.

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