A Cartersville man was arrested on Tuesday morning after being involved in two accidents about a mile apart from each other.
It all began when the suspect stole a black 2000 Dodge Ram from Citgo on Grassdale Road in Cartersville. The truck had been left unlocked and running in the parking lot.
The stolen truck struck a vehicle at a red light on Grassdale Road at Gilreath Road and fled the scene. It then crashed into an embankment off the roadway on Gilreath Road at Peeples Valley Road.
The driver attempted to flee on foot and climbed a tree, but was quickly apprehended. He was identified as 18-year-old Brandon Bohanan of Cartersville.
Bohanan showed many physical signs that he was driving under the influence. When asked why he was in the tree, Bohanan said that he was a bobcat.
Once at the Bartow County Jail, it was determined that Bohanan needed medical clearance and was taken to Cartersville Medical Center. When his handcuffs were removed for a blood draw, Bohanan tried to escape by running away. Due to his level on impairment, he was unable to run, tripped, and was re-secured in handcuffs.
Brandon Bohanan was eventually booked into the jail for multiple charges including felony theft by taking, criminal attempt to commit a felony, hit and run, driving under the influence of alcohol, and obstructing or hindering a law enforcement officer.