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Two locals arrested after Mount Juliet car chase
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Mount Juliet Police took two Smithville residents into custody after a chase on I-40 Thursday.Authorities said Edward Judkins, 51, faces charges of evading arrest and reckless endangerment, while 41-year-old Candida Driver was charged with simple possession of a Schedule VI drug (Marijuana), and arrested on warrants for evading and failure to appear in DeKalb County. In a prepared press release, the Mount Juliet police said the two were stopped with a spike strip.“After a short pursuit Thursday morning, Mount Juliet Police successfully stopped a fleeing car with a spike system,” the release read. “Around 7:15 a.m. Thursday morning, a Mount Juliet Police officer attempted to stop a 1996 Toyota Camry on Interstate 40 westbound for a traffic violation.”Judkins apparently proved to be the driver of the car, while Driver was the passenger.“The driver failed to stop, and led police officers on a short pursuit,” the release continued.