One should never attempt to run from the police. Sure, you might get away temporarily, but it’s never a good idea to add charges to what is already being faced. There is also the fact that in fleeing from the police, you are putting other people on the roadways at risk.
In the early morning hours of February 26, 2016, a driver ran from police after an attempted stop on I-85.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, a police chase ended when an officer was able to successfully execute a PIT maneuver. The maneuver occurred at the top of the ramp from I-85 southbound to Clairmont Rd. The trooper exited his vehicle and instructed the driver of the car to place his hands over his head. The driver responded, briefly.
Then he took off, driving the wrong way on southbound I-85. The trooper did not pursue the driver against the flow of traffic. Instead, the trooper continued on I-85 northbound until he spotted the Saturn he had stopped involved in an accident. The trooper then made his way to the accident.
The Saturn had struck a black 2012 Infiniti head-on. The driver of the Infiniti, 52-year-old Lisa Jackson, had not been involved in the police chase. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for her injuries.
Both the driver and the front passenger of the Saturn were pronounced dead at the scene. A back seat passenger in the Saturn was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The names of the deceased have not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Georgia State Patrol has not yet commented on why the car attempted to flee. The initial reason for the stop was speeding.
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