Man arrested following stolen vehicle high-speed pursuit, crash

Nashville Police said Sunday morning that a person has been apprehended following a high-speed, multi-county pursuit that ended in a crash.

According to police, at 9:21 p.m. Saturday, Nashville Police officer witnessed a red Pontiac Torrent traveling southbound on South Mill Street. After a registration check, authorities discovered that the vehicle had been entered as stolen from Montgomery County less than an hour earlier.

Once police initiated a traffic stop, the driver allegedly drove out of Casey’s and turned back onto South Mill Street at a high rate of speed. NPD pursued behind the car, which reportedly sped more than 100 miles per hour on State Route 127 and into Perry County.

The pursuit continued through Franklin and Williamson counties, where local agencies assisted. The driver in the stolen vehicle continued to flee at high rates of speed, police say, until the car crashed into another vehicle that came to rest at the Casey’s in Herrin.

A male subject, 45, of Wilsonville was arrested on several outstanding warrants and a revoked driver’s license. He was also identified as the driver, police say.

Nashville PD stated that charges are pending.

“NPD will have a list of multiple charges for the suspect when he is released from custody from the multiple jurisdictions involved in this incident,” police said. “We would like to thank all of the agencies with the assistance in apprehending this individual.”

The Standard will continue to follow this story and will post updates when more information is available. Because Monday is a federal holiday, filed charges in Washington County are not likely to be available until mid-week.

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