A spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department said the suspect was Kaelyn Marquise Brunson-Garner, 25, who was wanted for failing to appear in court when officers attempted to pull him over just before 6 p.m. Saturday.
Brunson-Garner reportedly fled when police tried to stop him and led officers on a long, relatively low-speed chase on 19 different Tuscaloosa roads before fleeing west on I-20/59.
A few miles down the interstate, the man reportedly tried to crash through an ALDOT guardrail but badly wrecked his Chevy Malibu in the process. Brunson-Garner then allegedly ran across the eastbound lanes of the interstate and ran up a grassy hill leading to a residence behind Elliot Detailing Carwash on 40th Street, where he was intercepted by Tuscaloosa Police Officers who were able to arrest him there.
A passenger in the Malibu suffered minor injuries in the crash and was treated at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Brunson-Garner was checked for injuries himself before he was formally charged with felony leaving the scene, felony obstruction of justice by false identification, resisting arrest, third-degree domestic violence by reckless endangerment and attempting to elude. He was also being held on pre-existing warrants of attempting to elude and failure to appear in court on a charge of carrying a pistol without a permit.
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