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Tennessee man faces 16 charges after high-speed chase

You don't need to spend 10-plus hours in a jet to get from Memphis to Paris, France. Instead, you can drive northeast on the interstate for a couple of hours and arrive in Paris, Tennessee. The seat of Henry County recently had a grand jury indict a man on 16 criminal charges ranging from alleged drug crimes to a slew of traffic violations.

Most of the charges had their origins in a January high-speed chase that ended in a wreck, a local newspaper reports.

The 30-year-old Henry resident reportedly led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase with a pregnant woman in his car on Jan. 31. He apparently crashed the vehicle into a Paris tree and then escaped on foot.

There was no mention in the news report of the health of the woman after the crash.

The man faces a number of drug charges, including possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, meth distribution, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest, among other allegations.

He was also indicted for a long list of traffic violations, including reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure of the driver to exercise due care, driving without insurance, driving on a revoked license and failure to carry and exhibit a license, among other charges.

Even if he faced only half of these charges, he would be in serious legal trouble requiring the assistance of capable legal counsel.

Here in Memphis, you can contact a qualified criminal defense attorney experienced in drug defense.

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