The Nashville Police Department was involved in a high-speed chase through several counties that began in Nashville Saturday night.
According to a report from the NPD, an officer observed a red Pontiac Torrent commit a traffic violation while southbound on South Mill Street. A registration check on the vehicle showed that it had just been entered as stolen out of Montgomery County less than an hour prior.
This led to police attempting to stop the vehicle as it began turning into the parking lot of Casey’s General Store on the south side of Nashville. The driver instead sped out of the parking lot and began driving southbound on State Route 127 at rates of speed that exceeded 100 miles per hour.
The Nashville officer pursued the vehicle into Perry County, where multiple Perry County agencies joined the pursuit of the car until the driver crossed into Franklin County.
Though Nashville and Perry County police broke off pursuit, agencies from Franklin County continued to trail the fleeing vehicle, which eventually crashed into another vehicle and came to rest at a Casey’s in Herrin.
The driver of the vehicle, identified only as a 45 year old man from Wilsonville, was arrested and taken to a local hospital to check for injuries.
The man had multiple outstanding warrants and was driving on a revoked driver’s license. He is also a suspect in the theft of the car in Montgomery County.
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.