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Drunk man on dirt bike unable to elude police
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A habitual traffic offender who drunkenly fled police on a dirt bike has been given a half-year in jail.The man, Jason Andrew Johnson, 27, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of violation of habitual traffic offender status, second-offense DUI and evading arrest. He was ordered to serve 190 days of a two-year sentence, pay $700 plus costs, perform 24 hours public service work and lose his driver license.His jail time comes after McMinnville Police Sgt. Kenneth Seagraves stopped to check on him when he saw Johnson on the dirt bike, sitting in the median in front of Warren County High School on Highway 55.“He started the bike and fled on the bypass toward Shangri La Lane,” Seagraves recalled, noting he gave pursuit.The suspect abandoned the bike on the T.R. and Martha Woods Bridge on Highway 55 and ran away on foot. He was caught a short time later.“He had a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech and bloodshot eyes,” Seagraves noted.Johnson ended up rendering a .104 on his breath test which is slightly over the .08 needed for intoxication in the state of Tennessee.