Driver eludes deputies with risky driv­ing

NCSO still search­ing for 22-year-old per­pe­tra­tor

The Covington News - - Front page - By Am­ber Pittman

New­ton County Sher­iff’s deputies were called in to as­sist Jasper County with a ve­hi­cle pur­suit, which reached speeds of more than 115 mph early Sun­day morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, NCSO deputies joined the chase at Ga. high­ways 142 and 11, where the ve­hi­cle was spot­ted com­ing through the in­ter­sec­tion without stop­ping and turn­ing into the Pony Ex­press ser­vice sta­tion. The driver went through the park­ing lot and came back out onto Ga. High­way 11 head­ing south to­wards Mans­field and trav­el­ing at 115 mph in an area where the speed limit is half that speed.

The driver al­legedly turned his ve­hi­cle left onto Carmel Church Road, nearly strik­ing a tele­phone pole near the in­ter­sec­tion. The driver then re­port­edly ran the stop sign at the in­ter­sec­tion of Carmel Church and Hays Pond roads and con­tin­ued straight on Carmel Church. He failed to make a curve to the right and al­legedly ended up in the front yard of a home.

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