Driver nearly hits Fyffe officer, leads law enforcement on high speed chase

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ala – A Fyffe officer was nearly hit during traffic stop Saturday night, according to officials with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Tyler Pruett, sheriff’s office spokesperson, says a driver sped off during a traffic stop while the officer was outside their vehicle making contact with the suspect.

Pruett says the driver then lead authorities on a high speed chase at times reaching speeds over 100 miles an hour.

He says the chase started near Fyffe town hall and ended at a home on Jackson County 43.
44-year-old Jonathan Cowart was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on a $6,000 bond.

He is charged with reckless endangerment, attempt to elude, resisting arrest, and obstructing government operations.

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