Authorities are reporting a man was arrested after he led officers on a multi-county chase.
Joe Lee Lynn, age 28 of Pineville was arrested and booked into the Baxter County Detention Center on Monday.
At 10:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, Arkansas State Police observed a vehicle, driven by Lynn, failing to stop at a stoplight on Hwy 5 when turning onto Hwy 177.
ASP followed the vehicle on 177, as troopers attempted to pull Lynn over near the County Line Liquor Store, but the suspect refused to stop for officers.
Izard County Sheriff’s Office was notified and requested to assist.
As the chase continued through the intersection at Hwy 223, Troopers attempted to use a PIT maneuver on the vehicle, but Lynn managed to recover and continued fleeing.
Another PIT maneuver was attempted by officers shortly after as the chase approached Frosty Knap Trail, causing Lynn to steer into a ditch.
Officers struck the driver’s side of Lynn’s vehicle attempting to stop him from getting back onto the road, but Lynn continued to accelerate out of the ditch, showing “no intention of stopping” according to the report.
Lynn then backed into a barbed wire fence, and officers was able to pin his vehicle.
Officers ordered Lynn to get out of the vehicle, but he refused. ASP officers were able to gain access to Lynn’s vehicle and arrested him soon after.
Lynn showed several indicators of impairment, with officers noting they could “smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the driver’s breath.”
Lynn is being held on a $20,000 bond for several charges, including felony fleeing and having an open alcohol container in the vehicle.