Driver wearing only underwear arrested after police chase from Lebanon to Hendersonville

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man wearing only underwear was arrested Wednesday morning after a police chase.

Police say they pulled him out of a stolen van on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard after chasing him from Lebanon into Hendersonville in Sumner County.

Police deployed spike strips to stop the vehicle just before 8 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard near New Shackle Island Road..

Once the vehicle’s tires were deflated, the suspect pulled over into the median, where police pulled him out of the car. That’s when officers realized he was not wearing clothes.

The suspect told police his name is Christopher Williams, although he did not have a driver’s license for police to confirm his identity.

Authorities say the man was taken to Skyline Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries. He is now in the custody of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department.

He will face charges in Lebanon and Sumner County.