Chase ends in arrest

Published 3:39 pm Friday, November 28, 2008

A suspected intoxicated driver tried his luck eluding police officers, only to be caught after a short foot chase.

The driver, identified as 43 year-old Jimmy Dale Frierson, was charged with DUI other and eight other charges.

While an officer was on patrol, he saw a white Chevrolet pickup leave Audubon Drive and make a left onto Mississippi 43 North. When Frierson pulled out of Audubon, he failed to yield to traffic, said Picayune Police Public Information Officer Theresa Milar.

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When the officer attempted to perform a traffic stop, the vehicle kept going, eventually entering the median and running the red light at the intersection of Miss. 43 N. and U.S. 11. Frierson continued west on Miss. 43 N., passing vehicles in the emergency lane, Milar said.

Frierson then made a right turn off Miss. 43 N. onto Liberty Road where he continued to drive dangerously, Milar said. At Big Springs Road Frierson came to a residence where he jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

The officers gave chase until more officers arrived to assist. Frierson was later found hiding in the bushes behind a residence and was placed in custody without further incident, Milar said.

Frierson, of 40 Lindsey Lane, Carriere, was charged with DUI other, felony possession of a controlled substance (believed to be crack cocaine), failure to yield to blue lights and sirens, improper lane usage, running a red light, reckless driving, resisting arrest by fleeing, no driver’s license and no proof of insurance. Milar said no one else was in the car with Frierson.