We all know that it is best to stop for police officers and that trying to flee can result in increased charges. Yet, some people still attempt to flee from police during a pursuit. In some cases, such as if during the course of fleeing, a driver goes more than 20 mph over the speed limit or happens to strike another vehicle or a pedestrian, a person can then be charged with a felony. In addition, a person may have to pay restitution for the damages that they cause, making them liable in a civil manner. Fox 5 Atlanta reports on a high-speed police chase that ended with the injury of a bystander.
A man in a stolen Jaguar led police on a chase beginning on Interstate 20 and ending on Fayetteville Road, but not until after the same man stole a police vehicle.
A Georgia State Trooper first spotted the Jaguar speeding in the HOV lane of Interstate 20. Initially, the driver of the Jaguar pulled over, but then he sped away, igniting a high-speed chase along the interstate.
He exited the interstate at Flat Shoals Road and was involved in an accident. The suspect then fled on foot.
The state trooper pursued the suspect as he came back around to the wrecked Jaguar. The suspect was then able to gain control of the trooper’s vehicle. He fled and subsequently caused a three-vehicle accident.
The suspect rear-ended one of the vehicles, flipping it and leaving an occupant in critical condition.
Troopers reported that a firearm was found in the Jaguar. The suspect was caught not far from the scene of the accident.
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