Dickson man leads police in 70 MPH car chase down Mt. Juliet Road

34-year-old Jonathon Clark was charged with reckless endangerment, evading arrest, driving on a revoked license, theft, and drug paraphernalia after a high-speed car chase down Mt. Juliet Road ended in a crash and the occupants fled on foot.

On September 15th, Mt. Juliet Police Officer Fulton ran a tag that came back to the wrong vehicle. He turned on his emergency equipment, but the vehicle, driven by Jonathon Clark, did stop going down Mt. Juliet Road. Clark was observed driving in the wrong lane, running a red light, nearly hitting a patrol vehicle, and swerving around other vehicles in the process at speeds up to 70 miles per hour.

Jonathon Clark (WCSO)
Jonathon Clark (WCSO)

Clark crashed the vehicle on the Interstate 40 West ramp, where he and a passenger fled on foot. A computer search showed Clark’s license was revoked for driving under the influence in Dickson County in January of 2008. The officer was also made aware of five other priors from January and December of 2008 in Dickson, December of 2012 in Humphries, January of 2018 in Fairview City, and April of 2019 in Dickson. The 1995 Ford F150 was found to be stolen out of Houston County on July 16th, 2020 and a search of it yielded needles and spoons. The truck was valued at approximately $2,000.

Jonathon Clark was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, his sixth driving on a suspended license, two counts of evading arrest, theft, and drug paraphernalia. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $22,000 bond.

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