Calvin Bright

A man who fled Hendersonville police at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour with his four-year-old son in the car faces several criminal charges after a chase ended in Nashville on Nov. 4.

According to a police affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions Court, an HPD officer observed a vehicle exit the Dodge’s parking lot on West Main Street and head toward Center Point Road at around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. The vehicle had a window tint that prevented the officer from seeing inside the front windows and the vehicle didn’t have its headlights on. 

When the officer tried to stop the vehicle, the driver began traveling at a high rate of speed – more than 120 miles per hour - and was weaving in and out of traffic, according to the affidavit. Hendersonville police pursued the vehicle south on I-65, eventually entering onto I-24. The vehicle drove through the median on I-24 and began traveling back towards Nashville. Spike strips were deployed on I-24 causing the defendant to pull the car to the side of the road. 

The suspect ran on foot before being taken into custody. His fiancée and four-year-old son were found unharmed inside the car along with two grinders with marijuana residue, according to the affidavit.

Calvin Bright, Jr., 27 of Nashville, is charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, driving on a suspended license, drug paraphernalia, and violating the light law.  

He is being held in the Sumner County Jail on a $60,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. 

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