Motorist Who Fled the Scene of a Multiple-Vehicle Accident Facing Felony Drug Charges
FLOYD COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at northwestgeorgianews.com, a motorist fled the scene of a multiple-vehicle accident on Martha Berry Highway earlier this week. He is now facing felony drug charges after leading law enforcement on a chase in the morning hours.*
According to the Floyd County Jail, a 50-year-old man from 173 Hawkins Road in Armuchee, Georgia was traveling south on Martha Berry Highway with an expired license plate. He came upon stopped traffic at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway. The roadway was wet and as a result, the man rear-ended a vehicle, which caused a chain reaction of additional accidents. After the rear-end collision, the man attempted to flee the scene of the accident. He hit the wooden fence at Berry College and continued despite police attempting to apprehend him.
The man ultimately abandoned his vehicle on Old Summerville Road exiting the automobile on foot but was captured soon thereafter. After searching his vehicle, police recovered drug related paraphernalia as well as methamphetamine in his glove compartment.
According to the news report “[the man is being] charged with a felony for possession of meth, along with misdemeanors possession of drug related objects, driving on an expired registration, no insurance, removing a license plate, driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, hit and run, and duty to stop upon striking a fixed object and four counts of obstruction.”
No one sustained any life-threatening injuries in the accident. The crash remains under investigation by the local police. There are no further details available on the incident at this time.
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