Man admits to taking multiple drugs after struggle with deputies

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- A Blount County man faces multiple charges after he refused a traffic stop on Saturday evening.

According to Sheriff James Berrong with the Blount County Sheriff's Office, the incident started at around 4 p.m. when a deputy attempted to stop a truck driven by 29-year-old Joshua Davis on U.S. Highway 411 South.

Berrong says he witnessed Davis crossing the center line of the highway and drive onto the shoulder of the road multiple times until he eventualy drove into a ditch.

Berrong says the 29-year-old also struck a vehicle that was sitting on the roadway while dodging spike strips thrown out by deputies.

According to BCSO, Davis finally pulled into the driveway of a residence on Trigonia Road. He refused deputies’ commands to get out of the car, and a K-9 and Taser were both deployed in an attempt to take Davis into custody.

Police say after gaining control of Davis, he admitted to taking methamphetamine, Suboxone, and Adderall earlier in the day. Deputies reported that they found multiple syringes and other drug paraphernalia in his vehicle following Davis’ arrest.

According to a Facebook post by the BCSO, Davis was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained during the K-9 apprehension as well as for a blood draw before he was taken to the Blount County Correctional Facility.

Davis is charged with DUI, felony evading arrest, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, and driving on a suspended license. Davis is being held in the Blount County Correctional Facility on bonds totaling $8,500.