Blind Date Ends with Car Chase

Publish Date: November 28, 2016
Written by: Sheriff's Office
Categories: News

Birmingham, AL 11/28/2016

A Walker County woman’s blind date ended abruptly when the car she was riding in was stopped for a traffic violation.

Just after 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 26, a deputy stopped a Mazda at I-22 and Cherry Avenue. The car was occupied by a white female and driven by a white male. The driver told the deputy that he did not have his license with him but offered a name and date of birth.

The deputy returned to his patrol unit to verify the information provide. As he was doing so the female passenger was pushed from the car and the driver drove away. The deputy pursued the car into Walker County before ending the chase due to the danger presented by the erratic driving of the suspect.

Another deputy went to the stop location and picked up the passenger. She was unharmed. She told deputies that she had just met the suspect and, in fact, had been on a blind date with him when they were stopped. She was given a ride to her home.

The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Jesse Allen Elliot of Hayden. The information he provided the deputy proved to be false. Elliot was found to have outstanding misdemeanor warrants and a suspended driver’s license.

Additional charges of Driving While License Suspended and Attempting to Elude are expected.

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