A man was given three months in jail for a high-speed chase in which his passenger was begging him to pull over and let her out of the car.
The man, Brent M. Edenburn, 21, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of reckless endangerment, driving without a license and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered to serve 95 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and pay $200 plus court costs. Other charges including evading arrest, speeding by doing 80 mph in a 55-mph zone, running stop signs and failure to maintain insurance were all dismissed as part of his plea bargain.
Edenburn was arrested this October after deputy Jared Jacobs saw the suspect’s Volvo traveling at a high rate of speed on Beacon Drive in the Candlewood subdivision.
“I initiated a stop and he continued to speed up, driving at speeds in excess of 80 mph,” Jacobs said of Edenburn’s run through the residential area.
The deputy was able to get the Volvo stopped on Nashville Highway after chasing him for a mile and a half. It was then the lawman learned why Edenburg was running.
“He said his driver license was suspended,” said Jacobs, noting it was learned his license had been pulled for failing to pay a ticket.
Jacobs also found a scared passenger in the Volvo when he made the traffic stop.
“His passenger was in fear during the chase, stating she begged him to stop,” Jacobs said of the woman’s statement to him.