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19-year-old Daniel Martinez-Long was jailed this week, charged with drag racing, drug possession, evading arrest, no driver’s license, aggravated reckless driving, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and more after attempting to flee from officers and a police helicopter on a high-speed chase. Police say Martinez-Long fled at speeds in excess of 100 mph on I-24 W while in close proximity to other vehicles. He fled after police attempted to apprehend him. He attempted to strike a police cruiser with his vehicle during the pursuit. He reportedly pretended to comply with a traffic stop at Great Circle Road, but he quickly placed his vehicle in reverse and attempted to strike the cruiser, swerving at the last minute and then placing his car in drive and speeding away. Once he was eventually tracked and stopped, officers located marijuana inside the vehicle and placed him into custody on a multitude of charges.
Daniel Martinez-Long was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 16th, charged with assault with bodily injury, reckless driving, drag racing, possession or casual exchange, two counts of evading arrest by motor vehicle, open container, no drivers license, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $12,750.