Mina Gerges

Mina Gerges

MT. JULIET, TN (WSMV) - A man is out on bond after fleeing from police in Mt. Juliet.

Police say 20-year-old Mina Gerges of Nashville fled from officers just before 7 p.m. Thursday after an officer attempted to stop him on Interstate 40 West near the 224 mile marker. He was being stopped for traffic violations and suspicion of driving under the influence.

Gerges fled from police by driving the wrong way on Interstate 40, striking a patrol car which ended the pursuit. An 18-year-old male passenger was not charged during the incident. 

Once the pursuit was over, the right southbound lane of North Mt. Juliet Road near Weston Drive was blocked. The road has since reopened. 

No injuries have been reported.

Gerges was charged with of reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, reckless endangerment, and evading arrest. He was released on a $16,000 bond. 

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