Martin, TN man accused of DUI, hitting officer with motorcycle

Martin, TN man accused of DUI, hitting officer with motorcycle

MARTIN, TN (KFVS) - Authorities say a Martin, Tennessee man is facing DUI and other charges after hitting an officer while on a motorcycle.

According to the Weakley County sheriff's office, just past midnight on Thursday, a sheriff's deputy tried to stop a motorcycle on highway 45 in Greenfield, Tennessee. The motorcycle did not have a tail light.

The driver of the motorcycle, Tamee Valentino Hyde, 56 of Martin, Tennessee, drove off at a high rate of speed and led deputies down highway 45 to Martin.

The sheriff's office says Tamee Hyde drove through the city of Martin using at least 12 different city streets.

A deputy his vehicle in an attempt to stop the motorcycle and was hit in the left leg by the motorcycle. The deputy did not seek medical attention.

The motorcycle was finally stopped on Walters avenue in Martin, and Tamee Hyde was placed into custody.

Deputies noticed an alcohol odor coming from Hyde. The sheriff's office says he failed field sobriety tests and refused a chemical test.

According to the sheriff's office, Hyde's driver's license was suspended based on six prior convictions for driving on suspended in Tennessee and Kentucky. Officers say there was no license on the motorcycle.

Tamee Hyde was charged with evading arrest, DUI - first offense, violation of the implied consent law, speeding, reckless driving, driving on suspended sixth offense and violation of the light law.

The Martin Police Department is investigating the incident where the deputy was hit by the motorcycle.

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