ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — One person was arrested Sunday after a chase through part of the city, according to Athens Police Department (APD).
Officers received a call regarding an intoxicated driver near the intersection of U.S. Highway 72 and Mooresville Road around 4:06 p.m. Sunday. They were able to locate the vehicle minutes later on Pepper Road near Lindsay Lane.
At the time, the vehicle was stopped in the roadway and forcing other vehicles to go around it. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle when it began to flee northbound on Lindsay Lane.
The vehicle was later stopped on Forrest Street near U.S. Highway 31 using a spike strip.
During the chase, the vehicle left the road several times and traveled in the opposing lane. APD said a driver was charged with driving under the influence and attempting to elude police officers after the chase.