According to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023, at 10:18 AM, Corporal Russ was stationary on the shoulder of Hwy 193near Southbound Burnt Mill Road facing northbound conducting speed detection. Corporal Russ observed a red 1994 Kawasaki ZG1000 motorcycle speeding at 108 mph southbound. Corporal Russ reported, “[I] then activated my emergency lights and siren and attempted to catch up to the vehicle and initiate a traffic stop. It appeared the vehicle started to slow down. [I] caught up to the vehicle at Hwy 193 and Happy Valley Road and attempted a traffic stop on the motorcycle. The motorcyclist accelerated and initiated a pursuit. [I] advised dispatch of my location and pursued the suspect. The motorcyclist continued southbound on Hwy 193, passing two vehicles at a high rate of speed in a no-passing zone in a curve. Deputy Jacobs joined the secondary unit at Hwy 193 and Hwy 341. The motorcyclist then turned left onto Nick-A-Jack Road, accelerated to a high rate of speed, then ran the stop sign at Old Chattanooga Valley Road, laying his bike down in the driveway of 14 Old Chattanooga Valley Road.” The suspect, identified as Hayden Alexander Holley, 19, of Chattanooga, quickly put his hands out and was lying on the ground before deputies could exit their patrol vehicle. Hayden stated he ran because “He did not have anything for his bike.” he stated he just recently got it. NCIC returned showing he had a class D license, with no motorcycle license. After running the motorcycle’s license plate, Corporal Russ discovered that the vehicle had the wrong license plate on it. The license plate on the vehicle was also expired as of 03/10/2010. The vin on the suspect vehicle returned unregistered, and the vehicle did not have any valid insurance. Hayden refused EMS and was transported to the Walker County Jail, charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense, reckless driving, speeding, improper passing in no passing zone, failure to obey stop sign or yield after stopping, removing / affixing tag with intent to conceal identity of vehicle state, failure to register vehicle, motorcycle no insurance/proof of insurance, expired license plate, and wrong class of license.
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