A man with issues keeping his vehicle between the ditches has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after he crashed his SUV in front of a deputy.
The defendant, Timothy W. Dillon, 36, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of evading arrest and possession of meth. He was ordered to serve 60 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must pay $1,492.
His jail time comes after sheriff’s deputy Jared Jacobs saw his 2002 Chevy Tahoe speeding as it traveled down Merry Oaks Road.
“As he approached, he increased his speed,” Jacobs recalled, noting a short time later the driver lost control. “The vehicle, while driving at a high rate of speed, ran off the roadway on K. Prater Road and struck a tree.”
The deputy said Dillon took off on foot after slamming his car into the tree.
“As I approached the accident scene I observed the white male passenger flee on foot,” the deputy said, noting he called for the suspect to stop but was ignored. “Approximately 100 yards from the accident scene, I took him into custody.”
Dillon was placed into the back of the deputy’s patrol car. Shortly thereafter, Jacobs retraced his step to where he had caught the fugitive and found drugs on the ground.
“I discovered, lying on the wet ground, a dry plastic packet containing 2.5 grams of methamphetamine,” the deputy said.