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26-year-old Jamal Nobrega, who is known in the underground car racing scene across the U.S. & Mexico, took multiple mid-state agencies on a chase overnight, with speeds reaching over 170 mph. Metro Nashville Police initially observed the 2020 Chevrolet Camero on I-65 N bearing a non-legal license with just ‘LTX’ printed on the plate in red and white lettering. The passenger side of the car was distinct with vinyl lettering of “ITSJAMAL__” on the window. After being initially paced at 85 in a 70 mph zone a traffic stop was attempted, however, the driver fled at high rates of speed. MNPD AirOne and a THP helicopter picked up the pursuit, observing the vehicle ‘blacked out’ several times (turned off all lights) in an attempt to avoid being tracked. Eventually, the driver was taken into custody in Sumner County and transported back to Nashville. When asked why he eventually stopped the chase, Jamal Nobrega replied “because I ran out of gas”. After being charged with reckless driving and felony evading arrest, he was sent home on pre-trial release.
We reached out to Jamal for comment, and he blocked us from his social media accounts.
|ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:|
|The defendant, Jamal Nobrega M/B DOB 09/17/1995, was seen operating a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro on I-65 North near exit 92 for Old Hickory Boulevard in Davidson County on 12/20/2021 at 2114 hours. The vehicle did not have a valid license plate on it and just had a black license plate with “LTX” printed on it in red and white letters. On the rear passenger side window “ITSJAMAL__” is printed in large white letters.
The defendant was paced by your affiant traveling at around 85 MPH in a 70 MPH zone. Your affiant got behind the defendant and activated emergency blue lights and sirens in an attempt to make a traffic stop. The defendant then accelerated at a high rate of speed and evaded the traffic stop. MNPD Air One and Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation units were able to fly above the defendant and provide a direction of flight. MNPD Air One and Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation stated that the defendant “blacked out” multiple times, meaning he shut off his headlights. MNPD Air One and Tennessee Aviation estimated the defendant_s vehicle to be traveling around 170 MPH.
The defendant’s vehicle eventually came to a stop near exit 108 on I-65 in White House, TN in Sumner County. There the defendant was taken into custody but the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Aviation units maintained a visual on the defendant throughout the duration of the incident. The defendant was read his Miranda Rights and under Miranda acknowledged that he was the driver of the vehicle, the vehicle is registered to him, and that he knowingly failed to stop for your affiant during a lawful traffic stop attempt. When the defendant was asked why he decided to stop the vehicle he stated, “because I ran out of gas.”
|SIGNED BY COMMISSIONER / JUDGE:|
|GS958454||EVADING ARREST – MOTOR VEHICLE||5000|
|ADDRESS:||3116 VAILVIEW DRIVE
NASHVILLE, TN 37207
|ADMITTED:||12/20/2021 11:51 PM|
|RELEASED:||12/21/2021 02:13 AM|