Martin, 35, of 3091 Schoolside St., Murfreesboro, first drew the attention of the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department when calls came in reporting a vehicle driving erratically and almost wrecking, according to the Trousdale Sheriff's Department.
Trousdale Sheriff's Deputy Chaney Wright observed Martin's vehicle swerving on Highway 25, and pulled in behind him, according to Trousdale officials.
Deputy Wright signaled the suspect to stop, but the driver failed to stop, and turned onto Highway 10, traveling toward Lafayette.
THP Trooper Neal Ferguson, who was already patrolling near the NCTC remote station on Highway 10, responded to the Trousdale pursuit call, and signaled the suspect to stop, according to reports.
The driver finally pulled over and stopped; but just as Trousdale Deputy Wright exited his vehicle, the DUI suspect pulled back onto the highway, headed toward Lafayette, according to witnesses.
What can best be described as a slow-speed chase ensued, as law enforcement followed Martin's vehicle up Highway 10, according to reports.
The suspect never broke the speed limit; he just failed to stop his vehicle, officials reported.
“Captain Phil Russell and Officer J.J. Ruiz responded when they heard the Trousdale pursuit, and the suspect entered Macon County,” explained Lafayette Police Chief Jerry Dallas.
Using a ‘head ‘em off at the pass' strategy, LPD Captain Phil Russell and Officer J.J. Ruiz blocked one of the right lanes on the Lafayette Hill, as the suspect approached Lafayette, but the driver reportedly drove around the barrier.
At that point, LPD Captain Phil Russell placed a spike strip in the path of Martin's vehicle.
Disabled by two flat front tires, Martin's vehicle finally came to rest, and the driver was taken into custody.
Henry G. Martin IV was transported to the Macon County Jail, where he was charged with DUI and fleeing arrest. Bond was set at $2,000 and Martin is scheduled to face charges in General Sessions Court March 2, 2007.