Stolen flatbed, slow chase: Driver couldn't shift gears
June 15, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a thief who couldn't figure out how to shift out of first gear led a slow-speed chase in a flatbed truck.
Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian tells AL.com (http://bit.ly/2tnyRu6 ) the 16-mile (26 kilometer) chase never topped 30 mph (48 kph). It ended when the transmission seized, stopping the truck.
Authorities say 29-year-old Randy Dewayne Vert of Pinson faces multiple charges, including attempting to elude and resisting arrest. His bail is set at $5,900.
Deputies say the chase began early Wednesday when deputies checked on a car...