Juan Jose Mendoza Soriano led police on chase “for the adrenalin rush,” per report

Juan Jose Mendoza Soriano led police on chase “for the adrenalin rush,” per report

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19-year-old Juan Jose Mendoza Soriano was jailed on June 24th after police saw him driving a white Buick SUV aggressively on Bell Road. He was observed crossing the double yellow lines and speeding to pass cars. Police then saw him run a red light and continue to travel to the wrong side of the road to pass other vehicles. Police activated their lights and sirens and attempted to pull him over, but he continued to speed off, trying to reach the vehicle’s maximum speed. Another officer deployed spikes, but Mendoza avoided the spikes and turned his lights off to black out his SUV. He then entered an apartment complex and bailed on foot. He was found in the wood lines and was taken into custody. He later told police that he ran from them due to adrenalin. Police found multiple open containers in his vehicle, and he blew a .043% BAC on a breathalyzer.

JuanJose Mendoza Soriano (MNPD)
Juan Jose Mendoza Soriano (MNPD)

Juan Jose Mendoza Soriano of Manson Pike in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 24th, charged with drag racing, driving on the wrong side of the road, reckless driving, possession of alcohol under the age of 21, evading arrest in a motor vehicle, evading arrest, underage driving while intoxicated, and open container. He is free on a $14,700 bond.

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