The driver reportedly struck a mailbox and continued driving in the yard before careening back onto the road, where he allegedly lost control and skidded sideways. At that point the deputy was reportedly able to see the driver’s face.
Reports indicate the driver was able to bring the racing vehicle back under control and continued travelling on Carmel Church, speeding through the stop sign at Carmel Church and Sewell where the vehicle turned right. The driver continued ignoring stop signs at intersections and turned from Sewell onto Pine Street and then from Pine onto Ga. Highway 11.
Once on Ga. Highway 11 the driver reportedly turned his headlights off and started travelling at 120 mph. After approximately 2 miles the driver allegedly turned on his headlights. When the car came to Mill Pond Road the driver allegedly turned on his left turn signal, but was unable to slow down enough to make the turn, according to reports.
According to reports the driver continued south, turning right on Spears Lane where the speed did not exceed 60 mph, then turned onto Gaith- ers Road, again failing to stop at the intersection of Gaithers and County Road 213. Once on 213 the driver once again picked up speed, according to reports, traveling at 120 mph
When the driver reached the city limits of Mansfield the driver reportedly slowed his speed to 100 mph — far exceeding the speed limit of 35 mph in the city. After failing to stop at another intersection, the driver again hit speeds of 120 mph
The driver eventually turned onto Valley Drive and pulled into the driveway of a residence there where the driver reportedly excited the vehicle and took off on foot, running behind the house.
The passenger side door of the vehicle opened and, according to reports, two males attempted to exit the vehicle but were ordered to lie on the ground. Another male attempted to exit the driver side and was ordered to the ground by Jasper County deputies. All three men were taken into custody by Jasper County.
A K-9 officer attempted to track the scent of the driver, but was unable to locate him at that time. Inside the vehicle deputies reportedly located several pieces of mail as well as a Bible — all with the name Quinterio Jamel Pitts on them. A deputy was able to match 22- year- old Pitts’ face with photos on record to the man he had observed driv- ing the vehicle.
Warrants have been taken for Pitts for fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, striking a fixed object and leaving the scene of an accident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the NCSO at (678) 625-1400. Callers may remain anonymous.