Though many people may think that teenagers do not make wise decisions, some of those decisions can have more dire consequences than others. If a person attempts to flee from police officers, that decision can cause a number of other problems. In many cases, a police chase often ends in multiple criminal charges.
One young man in Tennessee recently found himself under arrest after a police pursuit. According to reports, authorities located a pickup truck that had been reported stolen. An officer attempted to stop the truck, but the 19-year-old man driving it sped away. Officers pursued the vehicle, and the report indicated that the teen drove into the opposite lanes of travel multiple times and almost struck other vehicles head on. He also allegedly tried to hit police cruisers during the chase.
Authorities thought that they saw the driver throw suspected narcotics out of the truck window during the pursuit. The vehicle was eventually stopped when officers used a pit maneuver. After stopping, the man allegedly struck an officer during his arrest. He is now facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault, theft, reckless driving, evading arrest and possession of methamphetamine. At the time of the report, he was still in custody on a $10,000 bond.
This young man faces many serious potential consequences if he is convicted of the criminal charges brought against him. However, despite his lapse in judgment, convictions are not guaranteed. He still has the right to create and present a criminal defense against the allegations, and gaining information from local Tennessee legal resources may help him as his case proceeds.