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Decatur driver escapes excessive velocity pursuit, however police say he would not get far | Public Security

DECATUR — A driver who fled from police at speeds as much as 90 mph throughout town received away after officers stated they broke off the pursuit for security causes.

However the 26-year-old male driver wasn’t destined to get far, and inside 48 hours was below arrest.

A sworn affidavit from Decatur Police stated the chase occurred the evening of March 7 after members of the police Group Motion Crew acknowledged the driving force, noticed him getting right into a automobile and knew he didn’t have a sound license.

Police stated he took off after they tried to drag him over on the intersection of sixteenth and Clay streets. Officer Jacob Stewart, who signed the affidavit, stated the pursuit hit speeds of 70 mph on Cantrell Road and 85 mph on Jasper Road. The driving force then turned northbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when his velocity accelerated to 90 mph earlier than Stewart stated officers broke off the chase out of security considerations.

“(The driving force) continued driving with no regard for harmless motorists on one of many busiest streets within the metropolis,” added Stewart.

He stated police discovered him March 9 at an deal with on East Whitmer Road and he was below arrest by 1:30 p.m. He was booked on a preliminary cost of aggravated fleeing and eluding and Macon County Jail information present he was launched Tuesday after paying a $7,500 bond on bail set at $75,000.

All preliminary costs are topic to overview by the state’s lawyer’s workplace.



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