A man who got drunk, stole a car, led officers on a high-speed chase, and caused a wreck will serve 180 days in jail.
Timothy Dustin Saylors, 22, was given the jail time for six charges, including his third DUI.
Saylors pled in Circuit Court to DUI, driving on a revoked license third offense, theft over $10,000, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon – vehicle, evading arrest with risk to others, and evading arrest.
According to Highway Patrol officer Joseph VanBommel, the incident began when Saylors stole a 2013 Nissan Altima from Scot’s Market. An all-points bulletin was issued for the vehicle with its description.
VanBommel saw the stolen car at Walmart and tried to pull it over. “He ran three stop signs and one traffic light, causing a crash at the intersection of the bypass and Sunset Drive,” the trooper said, noting Saylors slammed the stolen car into another vehicle.
The lawman said Saylors was not ready to go to jail peacefully even after the crash. “He attempted to exit the vehicle out of the passenger door,” VanBommel said. “I ordered him to get on the ground but he refused.”
The trooper said he was able to latch onto the suspect but he fought him all the way to the patrol car.
In addition to his jail time, Saylors was given 72 hours public service work and fined $650.