Crossville Pursuit Caught on Camera

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The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office released a report this morning of a high-speed vehicle pursuit late yesterday afternoon.

Before the pursuit started, several citizens called dispatch and reported that 43-year-old Adam Rhea Berrier of Crossville was stopped on South Main Street screaming at several individuals. They witnessed Berrier drive all over the road, nearly causing several accidents.

A deputy saw Berrier in a silver-colored minivan traveling at an extremely high speed on Lantana Road. The officer attempted to stop him.

The arrest report states Berrier increased his speed to 80 miles an hour, driving in the wrong lane and running other motorists off the road. Berrier attempted to make an evasive maneuver by locking up his brakes and turning onto Lantana Drive. He turned around and got on Lantana Road, heading towards Miller Bypass at 90 miles an hour.

Video courtesy of Amy Kubas Woody, shot by Ace Woody.

Deputies deployed spike strips to stop Berrier. Officers say Berrier drove more erratically and flipped his middle finger toward officers several times. Berrier ran over the spike strips. The passenger side tires started to go flat. Officers used a second set of spike strips contacting the driver’s side tires. Berrier swerved at law enforcement vehicles, striking three patrol cars.

At this point, around a dozen law enforcement vehicles involving the Crossville Police Department and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office were engaged in the chase with Berrier. The pursuit ended at the corner of Miller Bypass and Lantana Road when officers boxed in his vehicle against a pole. Law enforcement smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Berrier. He was treated at the scene for injuries and taken to jail.

Berrier was arrested for aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment with a vehicle, DUI, evading arrest, driving on a revoked or suspended license, and resisting arrest.

He will appear on the charges in Cumberland County General Sessions Court on March 25, 2024.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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