Dakota Tolan Arrested After High-Speed Chase From Bradley County To Polk County

Friday, July 19, 2019

Dakota Tolan was arrested Friday after a high-speed chase, which began in Bradley County and ended in Polk County.

A reported stolen trailblazer was spotted at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of 6th Street and Old Powerline Road in Bradley County. Deputies attempted a stop of the vehicle and Tolan fled, leading officers on the high-speed pursuit.

Tolan fled down Benton Pike into Polk County with speeds reaching up to 100 mph.

Once the pursuit entered Polk County Benton City Police and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

Spike strips were used in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but were unsuccessful.
Tolan continued driving on only the vehicle’s rims.

The pursuit ended on Highway 411 in Polk County with Tolan losing control of the vehicle. Refusing to exit the vehicle, Tolan was tased and a K-9 unit employed.
 
He was eventually pulled from the vehicle, and placed in custody.  Polk County Fire and EMS responded to the scene. Tolan was treated and taken by ground to the Cleveland Regional Jetport where he was then flown by LifeForce to Erlanger for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Tolan was found to have outstanding warrants in Polk County. He is facing additional felony warrants in Bradley and Polk counties as a result of Friday’s pursuit and vehicle theft. He will be booked into the Bradley County Jail after being released from the hospital.

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