Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cookeville Man Charged With 5th Offense DUI

A Cookeville man, who allegedly tried to flee a traffic stop, has been charged with 5th offense DUI.  Police say 52-year-old Russell Harris of Maple Avenue was allegedly observed speeding down Spring Street about 2 am, and authorities say when an officer tried to pull him over, Harris allegedly drove some distance before finally stopping his vehicle.  He then reportedly refused to exit the truck, causing officers to forcibly remove him.  In addition to the DUI, he was charged with evading arrest, driving on a revoked license, and refusing to take a blood alcohol test.  Police say his driving record shows previous DUI convictions in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010.