Man Faces Multiple Charges After Short Vehicle Pursuit

Man Faces Multiple Charges After Short Vehicle Pursuit

CREATED Jul 18, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A high speed chase took police and the man they were after through a small neighborhood near the airport.

According to a police affidavit, officers attempted to pull over Larry Woodard in his 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Thursday after he failed to stop at a stop sign on Massman Drive at Patricia Drive. They said he made contact with an officer on the scene, and then sped away at a high rate of speed.

Police said Woodard was going so fast that he almost wrecked his car as he rounded a tight corner.

During the chase, Woodard was accused of driving recklessly and nearly crashed several times. They said he drove through a driveway at 1001 Massman Drive and into the backyard, narrowly missing the owner’s vehicle.

The suspect then jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Police were right behind and were able to detain him.

His dog was also in the vehicle and apparently responded very aggressively to officers. Metro Animal Control was called in to take custody of the dog.

When Woodward was taken into custody police discovered a strong smell of marijuana. Police searched his vehicle and found a scale and several bags containing a total of 99 grams of the substance.

Woodard was charged with traffic violations, fleeing from police and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

No one was injured in the vehicle pursuit.