A Bristol, Tennessee man was arrested Sunday afternoon following a high speed chase which ended when his car turned over, according to a brief from the Smyth County Sheriff's Office.
At around 4 p.m. a deputy with the Smyth County Sheriff's office travelling on Interstate 81 saw a black Volkswagen Jetta fail to observe the state's slow down and move over law for a Virginia State Police trooper who was parked and attempting to assist a motorist along the Interstate according to a brief from the Smyth County Sheriff's Office.
When the deputy flashed his lights the driver initially stopped, but then sped off leading the deputy on a six mile chase with speeds at times above 100 miles per hour, the brief from the sheriff's office stated. The chase ended when the driver attempted to merge onto the exit 50 ramp, but lost control of his vehicle, resulting in the vehicle turning over and landing on its top. The driver briefly fled on foot before he was apprehended and taken into custody
Doyle A. Whitlock, age 60 is reported to be uninjured and was transported to the the Southwest Regional Jail in Abingdon where he was held without bail Sunday on charges of felony eluding, driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest and various traffic charges. More charges pending and will follow further investigation according to the sheriff's office.