Man leads police on chase, hits deputy

Sheriff: He appears to under influence of intoxicant

POSTED: 11:47 AM Mar 11 2013   UPDATED: 5:22 PM Feb 28 2013
Man leads police on chase
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

A Johnson City man lead police on a chase and hit a deputy with his car Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE: Damien Christopher Slocum, 27 of Johnson City, is charged with aggravated assault and driving on revoked license.

A Carter County deputy pulled Slocum over for a routine traffic stop when he got back into this car and backed over the deputy.

He lead police on a chase into Washington County, Tennessee where he was arrested on Ed Martin Road.

Sheriff Chris Mathes said the chase was an accident waiting to happen. "It really got dangerous. There's a lot of traffic on 36 and all the road construction and a lot of people working. It never was a major high speed chase, but it was a pursuit. We're fortunate it all ended safely."

Mathes said Slocum appeared to be intoxicated.

The deputy was taken to the hospital with a mild leg injury.