Police Pursuit goes through Three Counties

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a car chase Saturday night that sent the suspect and an officer to the hospital.
Sheriff Clint Shrum says it started after deputies tried to stop the driver of a green Oldsmobile, Freddie Meeks, for suspicion of DUI in Palmer.
Meeks fled through Whitwell into Sequatchie County and onto Daus Mountain Road, which leads back into Grundy County.
“A sheriff’s deputy approaching from the opposite direction had pulled onto a logging road to allow the pursuit to make passage,” Shrum said. “The suspect vehicle ran off the roadway and struck the deputies vehicle in the driver’s side.”
The deputy was taken to the hospital, but was released with non-life threatening injuries.
Meeks is currently required to wear a GPS monitor on charges out of Marion County.
The newest charges Meeks is now facing include DUI, vehicular assault and felony evading arrest.