Revised on: 07.17.2018 at 10:45 a.m.
Posted on: 06.26.2018 at 02:40 p.m.
The driver of a big rig that refused to stop for deputies was charged Monday with driving while impaired.
Aman Beshir Juman, 58, of Garland, Texas, was charged with DWI, driving left of center, fleeing to elude arrest, and reckless driving to endanger after a slow-speed chase that started near New Hope Monday. His bond was set at $1,500.
Michelle Tatum of the Columbus county Sheriff’s Office said a deputy heading south on U.S. 701 near New Hope spotted Juman driving erractically at a slow speed Monday. The rig was only moving at about 34 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone, Tatum said, and was weaving across the center line into the northbound lane.
When the deputy attempted a traffic stop, Tatum said, the trucker continued heading south. The deputy called for assistance, and multiple deputies and state troopers joined in the chase.
Juman stopped in the 12000 block of U.S. 701, and showed “signs of impairment” when he exited the vehicle. Juber was taken into custody, and the rig was towed.