Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – An impaired driver failed to stop for Mt. Juliet Police officers Tuesday evening and led officers on a short, low-speed pursuit until his tires were deflated by a spike system. Around 9:00 p.m. Mt. Juliet’s Emergency Communications Center received a call about a man passed out in an SUV on Sunnymeade Drive. Officers responded to the area and found the SUV driving the wrong way on Belinda Parkway, head-on at other traffic. The driver failed to stop for officers’ blue lights and sirens, and he continued at speeds near 25 MPH down Belinda Parkway. Another officer was able to deploy a spike system near the intersection of Belinda Parkway and N Mt. Juliet Road to stop the impaired man’s flight from officers. The spike system deployment was successful, and three of the SUV’s tires were deflated.
The driver, identified as Ronald Lambert, 59, of Madison, was taken into custody without further incident when the vehicle stopped at Exxon on N. Mt. Juliet Road. He was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Evading Arrest, Reckless Endangerment, and Driving Under the Influence.