It was a wild ride for Harold Dewayne Vinsant when Jacksboro Officer Franklin Ayers caught sight of him on Friday.
Ayers was on Towe String Road when he noticed a white motorcycle traveling in the same direction. Franklin began pacing the motorcycle at 50 mph in 30 mph zone.
Ayers attempted to stop the motorcycle when he noticed it pass a vehicle on the wrong side of the road and turned right onto Pinecrest Road, the report said. The motorcycle allegedly reached speeds up to 92 mph for approximately six miles.
Ayers found the motorcycle on its side and Vinsant in a yard on Pinecrest Road, according to the Jacksboro Police Department report.
At this point, Ayers was able to take Vinsant into custody. When asked why he was running, Vinsant said that he “was crazy but did not want to go to jail.” He then told Ayers he had reached speeds up to 109 mph.
A check of Vinsant’s license through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) revealed it was suspended for failure to pay fines with one prior driving on suspended. It was also discovered that he had six active arrest warrants.
Vinsant, 30, 1358 Pinecrest Road, Jacksboro is charged with failure to carry exhibited driver’s license, second offense driving on revoked/suspended, speeding 57 MPH in a 40 MPH Zone , forgery, criminal impersonation, no driver’s license, speeding 92 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, reckless driving, violation of TN financial law, felony evading arrest, failure to maintain lane, driving while suspended, no driver’s license, failure to carry exhibited driver’s license and driver’s to exercise due care.
Vinsant was released on Monday on a $65,000 bond. According to jail officials, this was the ninth time Vinsant had been booked into the Campbell County Jail. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/18/2018-6AM)