LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The call of a possible 10-49 driver (driving while drunk) came in to La Follette Police Central Dispatch at 1:39 Tuesday afternoon. Soon LPD Officer Aaron Adkins spotted the black box style Scion with black wheels on East Central Avenue and pulled over the compact car.
As Officer Adkins attempted to make contact, the car drove away at a high rate of speed heading east on Central and then turning right onto South Cumberland Avenue according to details from La Follette Police. From there, Craig Davis, the driver, led Adkins and other cruisers that had joined the pursuit west (right) on East Hemlock off Cumberland and then left (south) onto South 4th Street. Davis took a left onto East Virginia Avenue and then turned right on South Cumberland Avenue which turns into Long Hollow Road.
In the meantime, based on the police report, Davis allegedly sped past children along the route of the pursuit. He also swerved several times as he tried to evade police.
The license plate was run by Officer Adkins, and he and two other LPD cruisers headed to that address just off Long Hollow Road. At a home on Lewis White Lane home, Davis covered his car with a blue swimming pool liner as officers moved in on Davis and placed him under arrest.
Adkins was assisted by Captain Steve Wallen, Staff Sergeant Charles Duff and Sergeant Noah Riggs. Davis was released from prison about four months ago according to Staff Sergeant Duff.
Davis, 43, La Follette, is facing multiple charges with more charges pending. At the time of the arrest, 2:05pm, some 36 minutes after the incident began, Davis was charged with speeding, felony evading arrest, multiple traffic control violations (resulting from several stop signs that Davis allegedly ran) and reckless endangerment, driving on a revoked license from DUI. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/28/2022-3:30PM)