An Anderson County man suspected of fleeing a crash on Clinton Highway last week was found slumped over with blood on his face in a damaged car that reeked inside of alcohol, authorities said. The suspect, Larry Eugene Ward, fled from officers, and he dragged three emergency responders with him and almost ran over a constableâ€™s legs before crashing into three other vehicles onÂ Bull Run Road, including a deputy’s patrol car, authorities said.
The constable, Jennings F. Foust, 64, was dragged almost 50 feet before Anderson County Sheriffâ€™s Department Robert J. Collins was able to pull him from the vehicle, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.
While trying to flee, Ward crashed into three more vehicles, including Collinsâ€™ patrol car and Foustâ€™s car, and hit or nearly hit an ambulance, authorities said.
Ward, 34, of Clinton, remained jailed Wednesday at the Anderson County Detention Facility on a slew of charges including aggravated assault, evading arrest, reckless driving, public intoxication, and driving under the influence. [Read more…]