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Escape attempt leads to trouble
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A man who tried to outrun the law on a motorcycle has been given five days in jail and will be taking regular drug tests for the next three months.
The man, Corry Shane Judkins, 39, was ordered by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve five days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $350 plus costs, perform 24 hours public service work, attend DUI class on two counts of first-offense DUI. His other counts were dismissed given his guilty plea to the drunk driving counts. As a provision of his plea bargain, he is to also take a drug test each week for the next 90 days. Failure to take any of these tests will result in jail.
His sentence came from a chase that began at Mountain View Park when the deputy saw him speeding and tried to pull him over.
“The motorcycle sped away onto Manchester Highway where it turned left on Morrison-Viola Road (Five-Mile Road),” Billy Joe Crouch recalled, noting he discontinued the pursuit due to the high speed. “About 11 minutes later, investigator Jason Rowland came across the motorcycle wrecked on Morrison-Viola Road.”
Judkins sustained multiple injuries in the crash and was transported to Manchester Medical Center for treatment. A subsequent blood draw revealed he had meth in his system and a check of his license found that he did not have a motorcycle endorsement on his driver license. When asked why he didn’t stop, Judkins reportedly told the deputy, “I made a mistake. I’m sorry for not stopping.”
He will be allowed to serve the five days on separate occasions, reporting for the first part on Oct. 20 and the second on Nov. 7.