THP: Charges pending after multi-county chase; Driver ejected from car


A Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesperson says a Kingsport man faces several charges after a multi-county chase from Friday night. 

John. D. East, 46, faces charges of felony evading, DUI, reckless driving and financial responsibility. 

According to THP, East was traveling on Carters Valley Road and was being pursued by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. East reportedly crossed the dividing double line and traveled off the left side of the highway, where his vehicle came to a rest. 

THP says East was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his car. 

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