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Running deputy off road costs Johnson 30 days
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A Woodbury man who ran a deputy off the road has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
The man, Charles Danny Johnson, 34, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on charges of evading arrest, resisting stop, reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and pay $200 plus costs.
He was charged last month 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 high speeds. The lawman said it appeared a passenger tried to bail out of the moving car. The identity of the passenger is unknown.
Johnson 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.