Impaired Driver Leads Officers on Short, Low-speed Pursuit

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – An impaired driver is out on bond after leading police on a short, low-speed pursuit. On Friday, May 12, 2017 around 6:48 p.m. an officer’s patrol SUV was nearly sideswiped by a pick-up truck exiting Interstate 40 West onto N. Mt. Juliet Road. The officer attempted to stop the driver due to the erratic driving, but the driver did not stop.

Officers continued to observe the driver, later identified as 46-year-old Stephen Henderson of Carrollton, Georgia, drive in a reckless, confused manner at low speeds. Henderson drove off of the roadway twice into the front lawn of West Wilson Middle School. The pursuit ended after officers blocked Henderson’s truck with their patrol cars. While officers were attempting to arrest Henderson, he became combative.

Stephen Henderson, 46, of Carrollton, GA

Henderson was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Evading Arrest, Reckless Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, Driving Under the Influence, and Implied Consent. He was released on a $5,500 bond yesterday.