2 in custody following high-speed chase in Mt. Juliet - WKRN News 2

2 in custody following high-speed chase in Mt. Juliet

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. -

A high-speed police chase ended with two people being taken into custody Thursday morning in Mt. Juliet.

Officials said the chase led police down Interstate 40 around 7:15 a.m. after an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

Mt. Juliet Police spokesperson Sgt. Tyler Chandler said the driver fled from police, leading the pursuit into Metro-Nashville.

The suspect got off the interstate at Old Hickory Boulevard before re-entering at Central Pike.

Due to the light traffic, officers were able to deploy a spike strip at mile marker 223, that deflated on of the suspect's tires, ultimately bringing it to a full stop.

"Once stopped, there was a peaceful end," Chandler said.

The driver Edward Judkins, 51, faces charges of evading and reckless endangerment.

His passenger, 41-year-old Candida Driver, was arrested on existing warrants for evading and failure to appear in court out of DeKalb County.

Police said Driver attempted to conceal a baggy of marijuana. She is also charged with simple possession.

Judkins and Driver are scheduled to appear in court in May.

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