Suspected speeding driver captured on Nashville railroad tracks

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The suspected driver of a speeding vehicle that refused to pull over for Metro police Tuesday night was reportedly arrested hiding on railroad tracks.

Charges against Delonta Burleson, 19, include evading arrest and criminal trespassing.

According to an arrest report, Burleson was driving a vehicle that officers tried to stop along 22nd Avenue North for driving 30 miles over the speed limit.

Burleson refused to stop, so a Metro police helicopter followed the vehicle, the paperwork stated.

Police said the driver eventually stopped near railroad tracks at Thompson Lane, as several people inside the vehicle ran onto the tracks.

Investigators requested that all rail traffic be stopped as they searched for the people involved, eventually finding them in some brush on the tracks.

Upon questioning, detectives said Burleson admitted she was driving the vehicle and did not stop because she was scared.

Officers searched the vehicle and said they found multiple anti-theft devices, along with a magnet and pry, known to be used in the theft of clothing.

Police said a 16-year-old was also in the vehicle at the time, leading to a charge against Burleson for contributing to the deliquency of a minor.

Burleson is also charged for not having a valid license.

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