Traffic stop attempt in Bradley County leads to chase that ended in Polk County
An attempted traffic stop in Bradley County on Friday evening led to a chase that ended in Polk County.
It began around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of 6th Street and Old Powerline Road.
BCSO spokesperson Adam Lewis says deputies learned the suspect, Dakota Tolan, was driving a stolen Chevy Trailblazer and attempted a traffic stop.
Lewis says Tolan refused to stop and a chase began, with the suspect reaching speeds of up to a 100 miles per hour.
Lewis says spike strips were used to stop Tolan but he kept driving on the rims of the SUV.
Lewis says the chase ended in Polk County on Highway 411 when the suspect lost control of the SUV.
Tolan refused to get out of the SUV, forcing officers to tase him and use a K9 unit.
Tolan was pulled from the SUV and taken to the Cleveland Regional Jetport, where he was then flown by Life Force to Erlanger for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Lewis says Tolan was found to have outstanding warrants in Polk County. He is facing additional felony warrants in Bradley and Polk counties as a result of Friday’s pursuit and vehicle theft.
Lewis says Tolan will be booked at the Bradley County Jail following his release from the hospital.
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