Hartselle man eludes police, arrested on possession charges
Special to the Enquirer
Sept. 3, deputies initiated a traffic stop on Ironman Road at Blankenship Road near Danville. After initially stopping and providing identification, the driver rolled up the window and proceeded to elude deputies.
Along the way, a female passenger attempted to bail from the car. She was eventually able to exit, with the vehicle continuing to flee into Lawrence County.
The driver eventually bailed out of the car and attempted to flee on foot on County Road 221. He was quickly taken into custody. Deputies have made contact with the female and are sorting out the details that led up to the incident.
Winston Santana Dean Whitworth, 21, of Hartselle was arrested at the scene and charged with:
13A-6-24 reckless endangerment
13A-12-214 POM 2 possession of marijuana
13A-10-52 attempting to elude a police officer
He was booked in the Morgan County Jail in lieu of $900 bond.