Man leads police on chase near Bristol Motor Speedway

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a Jonesborough man is facing multiple charges after leading officers on a high-speed chase through traffic heading to Bristol Motor Speedway.

Bluff City Police say 32-year-old Johnny Ray Garland has been charged with reckless endangerment, evading arrest, resisting arrest, two counts of possession of narcotics, driving on a revoked license, no proof of insurance, illegal use of a license plate, driving an unregistered vehicle and being a fugitive from justice.

Police say he was stopped in a 1999 Pontiac Sunbird on Saturday for driving recklessly and drove away during the traffic stop.

Officers say Garland led them on a pursuit through heavy traffic headed to the race before he fled on foot and was apprehended.

He was being held on $10,000 bond at the Sullivan County Jail.


Information from: Kingsport Times-News,

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