Officers say they responded shortly after 7:35 p.m. Thursday to East King Street for two crashes involving a Freightliner tractor-trailer. Eastbound lanes were shut down for about 45 minutes during the investigation into the crash.
After hitting multiple cars, the driver, 30-year old Tobias Marquell Jones of Atlanta, refused to stop after Police activated blue lights and sirens.
Watauga County deputies saw the first crash and say they tried to stop the tractor-trailer, but Jones failed to stop. He then kept heading east and crashed into multiple cars at the intersection of East King Street and Jefferson Road.
Jones was taken into custody after the second crash.
Police said only minor injuries were reported, but nine vehicles had extensive damage.
Jones has been charged with driving while impaired, resisting an officer, failure to heed blue lights and sirens, hit and run, and careless and reckless driving.
He was placed under a $10,000 secured bond in the Watauga County Jail.
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