Hawkins County man arrested after high speed chase, nearly hits deputy

A man was arrested Tuesday morning after trying to hit a Hamblen County Deputy with his car.

HAWKINS COUNTY,  TN (WJHL) – A man was arrested Tuesday morning after trying to hit a Hamblen County Deputy with his car.

Michael Sizemore, 47, was wanted for failing to appear in court in Hawkins county.

According to a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Report, he was seen by a deputy in St. Claire Monday evening.

Sizemore got in his car and drove away from the deputy on Highway 113 towards Hamblen County.

The deputy chased him but Sizemore would not pull over. According to the report, he passed a vehicle as he went over a blind hill and ran stop signs as he tried to avoid arrest.

The report said he was going over 90 mph in a 45 mph zone.

After Sizemore passed into Hamblen County, a deputy tried to stop him with spike strips. According to the report, Sizemore tried to hit that deputy and then nearly had a head on collision with another.

After coming back into Hawkins County, Sizemore drove off the road and into a ditch where he ran away. Deputies were not able to arrest him at the time, but issued another warrant for his arrest.

Early Tuesday morning, Sizemore was found and arrested in Newport.

He was taken to the Hawkins County Jail on charges of failure to appear, felony evading by motor vehicle, evading arrest by foot, unregistered vehicle, driving left of center, habitual motor offender, reckless driving, improper passing, speeding 21 mph over, 3 counts of running a stop sign, leaving the scene of an accident, and financial responsibility/cross tags.

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