KPD: Witness chases down, subdues hit-and-run driver

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A witness to a hit and run crash on Kingston Pike Wednesday afternoon played an instrumental role in capturing the suspect, police said.

According to the Knoxville Police Dept., officers responded to a hit and run call in the 9000 block of Kingston Pike. Police said the call came from a witness still trying to chase down the driver. While still in pursuit, he was able to provide police with a detailed description of the car.

The chase ended on Concord Rd. near Loop Rd. when the suspect, Larry Brashears, stopped and got out of his car, as did the witness. A scuffle broke out which finally ended when the the witness used his pepper spray to subdue Brashears as Knox Co. Deputies were arriving on the scene.

Deputies arrested Brashears and he was charged with DUI, Driving on a Suspended License, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Disorderly Conduct among other charges.

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