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Vehicle Eludes Officer by Fleeing Into Oncoming Traffic

Friday, 06 September 2013

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a driver who fled from an officer this morning and drove the wrong way on Pellissippi Parkway.

At 8:47 a.m. on Friday morning, a KCSO motorcycle officer saw a vehicle make an improper turn on Lovell Road. The officer pulled his motorcycle beside the vehicle. The driver put his car in reverse and fled eastbound on Lovell Road. He drove up the ramp to Pellissippi Parkway and headed westbound into the oncoming lane of traffic. The officer chose not to pursue the driver as a public safety precaution.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s with dark hair. The red vehicle is possibly a Honda, but the emblems denoting the make were missing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the KCSO at (865) 215-2243 or



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