SEVIERVILLE — A Sevierville man reportedly said “maybe this will get me to detox” in front of Sevier County Sheriff’s deputies after he allegedly struck a motorcyclist on Dolly Parton Parkway and then led deputies on a high speed chase Sunday.
George Raymond Millington, 43, of 1813 Country Meadows Drive, was being held Monday at the Sevier County Jail after he injured two people and then left the scene of the wreck and drove erratically with a Sevier County Sheriff’s deputy in pursuit.
Deputy Mark Hunter followed Millington to his home, where he said Millington appeared intoxicated and unable to understand his commands.
“George made several spontaneous statements that his blood was going to show drugs and he was not going to pass (a blood test),” Hunter said.
“He also uttered ‘maybe this will get me to detox.’ ”
Millington was reportedly pulling out of the Burger King on Dolly Parton Parkway Sunday afternoon when he struck a motorcycle and injured two people.
Reports indicate that Larry Sealey, 50, of Lumberton, Nebraska, was operating the motorcycle and Charlyn Diane Sealey, 47, also of Lumberton, was riding with him.
Warrants indicate the two of them suffered broken bones as a result of the collision. City spokesman Bob Stahlke said they were taken to LeConte Medical Center for treatment.
Millington continued driving into the county, where Hunter spotted him turning onto Old Newport Highway and pursued his car.
“The Mustang was traveling on the wrong side of the road; it was forcing those vehicles off the roadway,” Hunter said.
“The Mustang ran two stop signs and failed to even slow down for them.”
Hunter stayed behind Millington until he pulled into the driveway of his home on Country Meadows Drive.
When they made contact, Millington appeared to have trouble understanding Hunter’s commands and had a white residue around his mouth and watery eyes, according to the report.
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