While Florida remains the national leader for stories of general insanity and blinding stupidity, there are other southern states that aren’t sitting by quietly. A Tennessee man led Texas police on a high-speed chase through five of the Lone Star State’s counties, and believe it or not, that’s the sanest part of this story.
26-year-old Jonathan Davis hit speeds of 100 miles per hour while leading police over 100 miles, from Rockwell to Waco, TX. He drove on the wrong side of the road, on the shoulder, and even charged through a fence before police managed to stop him with a combination of spike strips and gunfire. And all because this poor fool wanted to get his smoke on.
Yes, Mr. Davis put his life, the lives of the police pursuing him, and the lives of all the people he blew past on Texas’ highways at risk because he was, and we quote, “tired of getting arrested for weed.” Because, you know, getting arrested for evading arrest and driving while intoxicated is somehow preferable to being arrested for possession of marijuana. On top of this, Davis told KDFW, Dallas-Fort Worth’s Fox affiliate, that he was Instagramming and Snapchatting throughout the chase, although no evidence was found to back this up.
But don’t worry, folks, Davis doesn’t seem too bothered by the fact that he’s probably going to be spending quite a long time in a Texas jail, telling KDFW “It was definitely a thrill. You go fast in any car, race car track,…