Athens man stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence

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ATHENS, Ala.- An Athens Police Officer made a traffic stop on Clinton Street near Forrest Street shortly before 8 PM Wednesday evening.

The driver, Gregory Davis, was driving a blue Pontiac G6 when he was stopped for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence.

During the stop, Davis sped away and fled southbound on Clinton Street, east on Hwy 72, then south on Hwy 31 at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Davis was eventually stopped by State Troopers on Greenbrier Rd near I-565. Police administered a field sobriety test at the scene then arrested Davis for Driving Under the Influence.

Nine other citations for traffic offenses committed during the pursuit were issued to Davis. He was finally was arrested for two warrants issued as a result of his failure to pay on unrelated charges.

Davis was booked at Athens Police Department then placed in the Limestone County Jail on $4,500 bond.