KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A high-speed chase spanned several east Tennessee counties before finally coming to an end near the Papermill Drive exit shortly after 3:00 a.m. Thursday morning, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Charges are pending against the driver, Ryan M. Grimm.
According to the Highway Patrol, their Chattanooga dispatch originally received a tip about a reckless driver around 2:15 a.m. A trooper spotted Grimm's 2006 Toyota Camry about fifteen minutes later and tried to pull him over.
The Georgia man sped up, eventually reaching speeds over 100 mph.
The THP said as the chase reached Loudon Co. a second trooper joined the pursuit. The Loudon Co. Sheriff's Dept. laid out spike strips, which took out Grimm's right tires. After slowing briefly, Grimm sped back up.
He then reportedly slammed on his brakes and started swerving, sideswiping one of the trooper's cars.
Another stop strip laid out by the Loudon Co. Sheriff's Office took out Grimm's left front tire.
Grimm finally stopped near the Papermill Dr. exit and was taken into custody without incident. After being taken to the Knox Co. jail he was transported to UT Medical Center.