A driver attracted a Brownwood police officer's attention by turning off a road at 2 a.m., accelerating at high speed across a parking lot and entering another road, still accelerating rapidly.
As the officer tried to catch up, the car spun 180 degrees into oncoming traffic, jumped a curb and got stuck in the mud, the officer's report states. The officer arrested Jonathan Rice, 22, of Abilene, on a DWI charge, Brown County Jail records state.
The incident began when the driver turned off of Commerce onto Opal, accelerated across the parking lot toward the Tractor Supply store and then turned left toward Early, the report states.
In an unrelated incident, deputies arrested a Brownwood man on charges of interfering with child custody and resisting arrest when they attempted to serve the man with court documents related to child custody.
Brandyn Spears, 24, was booked into the Brown County Jail on the charges, jail records state.
Sheriff's Sgt. Vance Hill and other deputies were also attempting to serve the man with a restraining order, an arrest affidavit states.
"As I was explaining the documents to the defendant, he told me I would have to shoot him before I took his children," the affidavit states. The man walked to a vehicle where two children who were the subjected of the court documents were seated, and Hill told the man he'd be arrested if he tried to leave with the children, the affidavit states.
The man became belligerent and resisted the deputies, who ended up putting him on the ground, the affidavit states.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday were:
Mandy Barker, 23, DeLeon, motions to revoke for theft and possession of a controlled substance.
Breanne Jones, 24, Brownwood, traffic warrants, failure to appear.
Shawna Nelson, 26, Brownwood, motion to revoke for possession of a controlled substance.