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“I’m Done With People Taking My Freedom for Weed” Driver Explains Why He Led Police On Chase

Waco, TX – Running from the police seems to a very controversial subject in the media today, with a prevailing attitude that it is somehow wrong or “stupid” to run from the police. However, running from a hostile force that is likely to use violence against you is one of the most basic and instinctual things that a person can do. This is especially true for people with prior records or people who dress differently because they are automatically profiled by police and treated as if they were criminals from the very start of the encounter.

Last week, a man in Texas who was traveling with a small amount of marijuana decided that he was not going to pull over to be harassed by police when he saw their lights in his rear-view mirror. He ran instead, just as any sane person would do when they encountered a kidnapper or a thief.

His decision resulted in a high-speed chase which exceeded speeds of 100 miles per hour and spanned across five counties.

The driver, Jonathan Davis, was eventually stopped by police after roughly an hour when they blew out his tire with spike strips and then shot at his tires with live ammunition.

After Davis was apprehended, he gave a very entertaining interview with news crews and was unapologetic about his encounter.

When asked why he ran from police, Davis said that he was tired of getting arrested for marijuana and that he knew he would be profiled when the police saw that he had prior arrests for marijuana.

Davis said that he was not sure why police were pulling him over, but he believes that it was because he was using his iPod to change the music on his stereo. Davis also said that he did not like police and that he was tired of them arresting him and taking away his freedom.

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Davis also said that he was documenting the chase on his Instagram account while the police were behind him, however, reporters have not been able to find his account.

“Two tires were spiked so he was running on two flats and after he spun out, hit the guardrail, he was surrounded immediately. He got out of the vehicle and was taken down, placed in handcuffs and taken into custody,” said McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara told Fox 4.

Davis was shocked that the police shot at him.

“Dude, I was trying to get to San Antonio. I didn’t know what roads I was on until they shot my car. I didn’t know they was going to shoot at me. I was like, “Damn, they shooting at me—I ain’t even got no gun,” he said.

“I’m done with people trying to take my freedom because I smoke weed. You can drink it’s ten times worse,” Davis said.

Local police were not amused by his antics.

“This was a very dangerous situation, he put a lot of people in danger. This creep put a lot of people in danger including his own life,” said Sheriff McNamara.

Davis now faces charges for evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana possession and driving while intoxicated.

While we would never condone someone being entirely reckless and putting people’s lives in danger, we can entirely understand why someone would want to avoid an encounter with the police at all costs. It seems like Mr. Davis is just one of many people who have had enough.

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  • It seems like an awful waste of resources sending that many cops after one guy, just because they suspected he had a little bit of dope on him. More money than brains!!

    • Such is the idiocracy that we call the ‘war on drugs’

    • Waist of resources, inexcusable risk to the public well-being,…..at some point these cops are going to reap the whirlwind.

    • BTW, the nomenclature for weed isnt “dope” anymore. I think that word got took by Meth or Heroin.

    • Haha, you maybe right, but weed, dope, ganja, it’s all the same to me

    • I hate when people call it dope. Its not dope. Its a plant with healing properties, then after proper timing cut and dried. No dope here. Just god old nature

    • Alister Mclean I dig man. Im old school too. I was calling it dope too and was quickly corrected by the young folks .

    • These pig jock wastes know when to call in the troops but have a homicidal maniac on the loose or drug cartels and they will back the fuck off…

  • Cam Alft

    cops just like to shoot at people,this dude was lucky he didn’t get beat to death after the chase like most guys do!

    • Bosco Ogden

      Yes. He was very fortunate they did not taze, baton, pummel and put 20 rounds of 9mm ammunition into him. Police need very little provocation to use deadly force.

      • Cam Alft

        yep,so true….

  • A true hero.

  • I’m not buying it. All of my life have I ever had a problem with smoking pot with law enforcement.

  • This guy is an idiot. “Driving while intoxicated” was one of the charges. So much for the argument that pot does not impair judgment. LOL

    • apparently you dont know what science is

    • Sam Alexander No, I don’t know what science is, I’ve lived in a cave all my life. LOL that’s why Colorado is implementing new DWI laws to cover people caught driving while clearly impaired from ingesting or smoking cannabis.

    • Don’t see anybody dieing from pot where I live. Its mainly the drunk assholes and legal pill heads that are the danger. Just because Denver is making a law doesn’t mean there is truth behind it. They are a business and they will capitalize on the market as everybody else. God doesn’t make mistakes the only mistakes are sour politicians and those who follow blindly. Why is okay to be prescribed medicine from a doctor and still get in a vehicle legally.

    • Darren Carr The point is, this guy is an idiot. He was running from the police in a high-speed auto chase at speeds exceeding 100mph and was under the influence. What does that have to do with pill heads, sour politicians or sheep? Not that I can see.

    • Mallory McGuire u are the idiot. read your last comment again : high speed chase for more than 100 miles through traffic proves a lack of impairment by cannabis.

  • My hero

  • How about stop smoking in public, this way you wont have to break even more laws to get away….idiot

    • hows your butthole feel after bending over for the law all day

    • Pretty good since ive rarely dealt with the law and when I have I at least made sure I could get away not like this fucknut

    • so your point is u drive faster, take more risks and endanger more people ?

    • ^Me? No evading the police by car is a horrible idea im saying by foot

  • He survived!

  • It’s weird that many people get put in a cage for minor things. They kill people and get paid vacation. What a strange idea. If you don’t agree with a persons medical choices you just put them in a cage. An example for all the other sheeple.

  • No wonder we are going broke ; Supporting the Monster Machine . What a waste of bullet’s.

  • What’s stupid is all the cops really needed to do was use their radios to follow him at a safe speed and wait for him to stop. They are the ones at fault for excessive speeds and dangerous driving..and lets also mention that he was going what 20 or 30 miles an hour over the speed limit.. Oh no 100 mph. We all do that often enough just passing, and for a lid of weed ? Good job Nazi’s.. You nailed that hard criminal…escalated it into more than it needed to be once again..god this is getting monotonous! !!

  • They took my keys, my weed, and my ID.

  • chasing the wrong people.

  • Mazda, Zoom Zoom Zoom!

  • REVOLT , revolt against this police state machione, they lock us all up !!

  • Typical Texas moron run from cops over stupid shit endanger people’s lives then get caught anyway? There’s a word for people like this it’s called dumbass

    • it’s called trying to run from oppression.

    • So all cops are evil oppressors of the masses? Give me a brake from the rhetoric

  • They blame him endangering lives…. Pushing him to speed and them shot live rounds…

  • This is the logical result of putting life and death authority in the hands of testosterone-pumped child police men.

  • actually this chase can be used as proof there is no impairment by cannabis use.
    a high speed chase through traffic for more than 100 miles, avoiding everything including the cops and only crashing because of a double complete tire failure takes a lot of mental and physical ability.

  • Deputies say they couldn’t wait to stop him and fill him full of lead, but were gravely disappointed when he turned out to be white. Instead, they let the news crew interview him.

  • How many cops does it take to stop one vehicle?