A man with two women and two unrestrained young children in his car led police on a wild chase on Thursday starting just before noon.
Charles Michael Berry, 22, of 813 W. 13th St. Court, is facing numerous traffic charges.
An officer conducting radar on Highway 153 at Shallowford Road said a white Oldsmobile van went by driving erratically and at a high rate of speed. The officer gave pursuit, but the vehicle would not stop.
The driver went briefly onto Highway 58, then back on Highway 153, and down I-75 into Georgia and back into Tennessee.
Police said he endangered a number of other motorists by running red lights and committing other infractions.
At one point he struck a patrol unit in the rear and backed into another patrol car.
The driver finally ran off the road into a ditch and struck a tree. He tried to run off, but was caught.
The children in the car were ages two and three.