Hamilton County Deputies pursuing a vehicle ended in the fleeing vehicle crashing and two suspects being taken to a local hospital.
According to a press release by the sheriff’s department, at about 2 a.m. Friday morning deputies observed a silver sedan driving over the speed limit in the 4200 block of Bonny Oaks Drive.
The HCSO Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, at which point the suspect began to drive recklessly, veering into the oncoming lane and passing vehicles in a no-passing zone.
The suspect continued to evade law enforcement, reaching speeds of approximately 100 mph. The pursuit continued onto Lightfoot Mill Road and Birchwood Drive with the deputy losing sight of the suspect vehicle on New York Avenue. The HCSO Deputy then observed a large electrical surge and sparks from what appeared to be an electrical pole. Upon further investigation, the HCSO Deputy observed the suspects car had struck an electrical pole and the vehicle had rolled over onto its top.
Local EMS and Fire Departments also responded to the scene. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was notified and responded to work on the crash and damage to the electrical pole which was broken in two.
The driver was taken into custody before they and one additional passenger were transported to a local medical facility. The passenger was listed as in critical but stable condition and the driver suffered from what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries and was held for further assessment.
The driver of the vehicle is being charged with the following charges:
- Reckless Driving
- Felony Evading
- Reckless Endangerment
- Driving on a Revoked License
- Speeding and Violation of Traffic Control Device