High speed chase through two counties
ends in wreck, one injured
From Staff Reports
A high speed car chase through two counties
ended in a wreck Saturday afternoon. One juvenile was arrested
and another hospitalized.
Unicoi County authorities said the chase started
in Erwin just after 1 p.m. when a red Dodge Neon tried
to out run a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper.
According to police, a male juvenile driving
the car hit another vehicle near Grindstaff Chevrolet in Elizabethton.
Police said the juvenile then ran off, leaving his injured
female companion. Grindstaff employees later tackled the youth,
The driver of the vehicle is being held
in the Johnson City Detention Center. The female juvenile
was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the
crash was uninjured.