Blount County Chase Leads to Crash
Knoxville, TN (December 7, 2020) Law enforcement reports that a chase resulted in a crash and the arrest of two men on the morning of December 7th. According to law enforcement, a deputy was situated at East Lamar Alexander Parkway when he spotted a Toyota Corolla drive past at 84 miles per hour. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not stop and went off the left side of the road. The driver then collided with a large boulder, which caused the vehicle to spin out of control. While emergency crews responded to the scene, no one was hospitalized. Both the driver and the passenger were arrested. The passenger was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, while the driver was also charged with driving under the influence, felony evading arrest, not having a license, speeding, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has found that from 1996 to 2015, approximately 355 individuals were killed each year in pursuit-related crashes. An even larger number of people were seriously injured as a result of police chases.
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