Johnny Carl Dotson Was Arrested After Leading Police On A Wild Chase In The Back Roads Of Virginia In A Stolen Car | June 18
West Hamlin, Virginia: What happens in Florida does not stay in Florida. It seems as though the crazy likes to follow them where they go. Florida man Johnny Carl Dotson is facing charges after leading police on a chase while he was in a stolen car.
The chase began about 4 p.m. Friday after Cabell deputies said they spotted a white Mercury Mariner driving 65 mph in a 30 mph zone. When the deputy tried to initiate a stop, the car instead turned off the road and circled into a hay field.
Cabell County 911 then advised deputies the vehicle was marked as stolen. The vehicle hit speeds of 96 mph in the 30 mph zone, passing multiple vehicles and crossing into oncoming traffic several times. The suspect’s car struck a West Hamlin police cruiser near the town hall and struck the nearby railroad track, flattening one tire but continuing to a gravel lot.
After being blocked in by deputy’s cruisers, the man continued to resist during after he was pulled from the vehicle. He was tasered twice during a struggle to subdue him once out of the vehicle.
No serious injuries to the suspect or law enforcement were reported.
Dotson is facing charges of receiving/transferring stolen property, fleeing with reckless indifference, fleeing causing property damage and obstruction. He’s facing additional charges of fleeing with reckless indifference, driving under suspension, reckless driving, speeding, driving left of center and passing in a no passing zone.
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