Suspect in Clarksville high speed chase arrested

Zachary Dertz

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man who led a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy on a pursuit Thursday morning was apprehended Friday.

Zachary Dertz, 20, was allegedly traveling 92 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone Thursday when a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop him.

Authorities say Dertz continued speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on Dover Road.

According to a release, as Dertz attempted to turn left on Liberty Church Road, his vehicle nearly struck several other vehicles, jumped the curb and stopped.

On Friday, an officer was looking for another fugitive at a bus station when Dertz walked in, looked directly at the officer, then quickly walked out and began to flee.

He was apprehended after a short foot chase.

Dertz was booked into the Montgomery County jail and charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, speeding, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and simple possession. His bond was set at $70,000.

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