Four agencies pursue driver through Thomasville, Lexington

K-9 aids capture of driver
Feb. 26, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Four law enforcement agencies — Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington and Thomasville police departments and the State Highway Patrol — assisted in a vehicle chase through Thomasville and Lexington on Feb. 26.

The driver  was captured after losing control of his vehicle.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, the chase began at Hwy. 109 and Aztec Drive when deputies attempted to stop the black passenger car  for a traffic violation. The driver attempted to elude officers hrough Thomasville and Lexington. During the pursuit, Thomasville and Lexington police departments, attempted to use Stop Stick, a tire deflation device, but the driver avoid the apparatus.

The vehicle came to a stop at Hwy. 150 after exiting from Interstate 85 southbound lane in the Linwood area, but lost control at the top of the ramp, where  a Davidson County vehicle was struck. A K-9 helped deputies apprehend the driver.

In connection to the report, Tommie Lee Tucker Jr,, 38, of 811 Mendenhall St. in Thomasville was charged with felony speeding to elude, fictitious tag, driving while license revoked, no insurance, inspection violation, reckless driving to endanger and  seven traffic violations. He was served with two Guilford County failure to appear charges alleging fictitious tag.

Tucker was placed in jail under a $10,050 bond with a court date of April 2.

The State Highway Patrol handled the wreck investigation.