UPDATE: High-speed, mutli-county chase ends with suspect being tazed
By WRCB Staff
A high-speed police chase, spanning several counties and involving multiple agencies ended in a crash, and the driver being subdued with a Tazer Tuesday night.
At times, the chase reached speeds of 105 mph and the fleeing vehicle collided with two other vehicles.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol was contacted by the Bradley County Sheriff's Department, warning them that a Meigs County Sheriff's Department was in pursuit of a vehicle on felony charges for robbery and assault.
The chase ended when the suspect, Donald Abbott, crashed after cresting a hill on U.S. 11 near County Road 732. Abbott, the driver, exited the vehicle after the crash and fled before being tazed and subdued.
Abbott, 46, has a revoked Georgia driver's license for five prior DUI charges He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and examination after being tazed.
Investigators tell Channel 3, that Abbott tried to flee the hospital in Chattanooga and police arrested him in Hamilton County.
Abbott will be charged with a second offense of DUI, felony reckless endangerment, felony aggravated assault, and Driving on revoked for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident as well as other charges.
He also had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Bradley County for robbery and also a probation violation out of Marietta, GA.