High-Speed Chase Leads to Arrest
According to Tuscaloosa Police, 25-year-old Byron Dwights Sullivan was arrested on numerous charges following a high-speed that ended when Sullivan drove through a fence, left the vehicle, and was found lying under a railcar. He is currently being treated at DCH Regional Medical Center Center for injuries.
The following is the police department's account:
While on routine patrol a TPD Patrol Officer spotted a vehicle that the known driver had two warrants with our agency and had been involved in a pursuit in April where the vehicle fled officers and the driver was not apprehended. The officer activated his police vehicles lights and sirens to conduct traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed. The pursuit started at Lurleen Wallace Blvd northbound at 12th Street and continued into west Tuscaloosa and then back to Jack Warner Parkway. At Jack Warner Pkwy and 28th Ave the suspect vehicle sideswiped a TPD Patrol Unit. The suspect vehicle then turned into a dead end road on 29th Ave and drove through a fence before abandoning the vehicle and jumping a fence into a railroad yard on foot. The suspect was located lying underneath a railcar and was taken into custody. Officers located marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect was transported to the Tuscaloosa Police Department and then to DCH for self-inflicted injuries to his foot. Once he is released from DCH he will be placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $4,500.00 Bond. Holds were placed on him for Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and Coaling Police Department for outstanding warrants. The officer involved in the accident was not injured.
Byron Dwights Sullivan, 25 years old, of Tuscaloosa was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphilia, Attempting to Elude Police, Giving False Name (Warrant) and Resisting Arrest (Warrant). He was issued citations for Leaving The Scene of an Accident and Driving While Having a Suspended Drivers License.