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Man in Jail After High-Speed Chase Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 6:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes


The DNR is assessing environmental damage after an SUV drove into a pond on the edge of Pine Knolls Country Club during a high speed chase Wednesday morning. Knoxville man Shawn O’Brien escaped the pond uninjured. He’s now in jail facing numerous charges. Marion County Emergency Management, the Knoxville Police and Fire Departments, and the DNR were working yesterday to contain the extent of the spill on the pond. The water from the pond is used to water the grass at Pine Knolls Country Club. The vehicle leaked considerable gas and other fluids into the pond.

The original chase story from yesterday can be found here.