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Johnson charged with evading arrest, drugs
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Evading arrest and drug charges have been leveled against a Woodbury man who nearly ran a deputy off the road.
The suspect, Charles “Chuckie” Danny Johnson, 34, is charged with evading arrest, reckless driving, resisting stop, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will face hearing Dec. 1 and had his bond set at $15,000.
He is charged after sheriff’s deputy Jared Jacobs encountered him on Lucky Road.
“I observed a Ford Mustang in the center of the roadway traveling at high speed,” Jacobs said, noting the car narrowly missed him. “I had to pull off to the side of the road to avoid a collision.”
The deputy went in pursuit of the reckless driver who fled at a high rate of speed. The lawman said it appeared a passenger tried to bail out of the moving car. The identity of the passenger is unknown.
Johnson allegedly took the chase off-road as he went plowing into a field. However, he blew a tire and abandoned his disabled Mustang. He was caught a short time later after fleeing on foot. In the meantime, lawmen found a needle in his glovebox with a white substance on it, suggesting it had been used to ingest drugs.