Former district attorney leads chase, hits cruiser

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) -- Former District Attorney General Joe Crumley led Jonesborough police on a brief chase before hitting a cruiser that was trying to stop him.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that an officer noticed Crumley driving erratically at just after noon on Wednesday and attempted to stop him.

When Crumley did not stop, Sgt. Brian Proffitt got in front of Crumley with his cruiser. Crumley then ran into the rear of the cruiser, causing minor damage.

Neither Crumley nor Proffitt was injured.

Jonesborough Police Chief Matt Hawkins told the Johnson City Press the whole chase lasted only about 90 seconds. Hawkins said more details would be forthcoming.

Crumley served as 1st judicial district attorney general from 1998-2006. He was defeated in his re-election bid by Tony Clark.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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