COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A driver fled from Lowndes County sheriff's deputies and was arrested in Pickens County, Alabama.
Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright confirms the incident started Wednesday night when a deputy made a traffic stop.
The traffic stop happened on Phillips Hill Road and Mount Vernon Road, which is approximately 2 miles west of the Alabama state line.
Wright says the deputy noticed the driver had apparently been drinking. The driver fled and the deputy pursued.
Wright says the deputy stopped the driver at one point, and the deputy had to use a Taser, but the driver sped away.
The driver tried to run over another deputy, according to Wright. The deputy tried to shoot the vehicle's tires.
The driver was later stopped and taken into custody in Alabama.
Wright later identified the driver as James Prestridge, 44, of Ethelsville, Alabama.
Prestridge will be charged with felony fleeing and eluding law enforcement officers in Lowndes County.
He is also charged with attempted murder in Pickens County for the same incident.
Pickens County is located directly east of Lowndes County.