Suspected DUI

Man flees deputies on I-85

by Wes Mayer

A man was arrested Monday morning after he failed to pull over for Coweta County deputies while swerving down Interstate 85.

Around 6:23 a.m., Deputy Ryan Anderson with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office noticed a car swerve in between lanes on Bullsboro Drive, Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough said. Anderson followed the vehicle onto I-85 southbound, witnessed the driver fail to maintain his lane a few more times and turned on his lights to pull over the car.

The driver, later identified as Kevin Estlyn Massiah, 41, did not pull over, though, Yarbrough said. Massiah kept driving at a speed of around 55 mph and continued to swerve erratically.

Anderson received backup from Deputy Michael St. John, who was able to pull in front of Massiah on the interstate and force him to pull over. Deputies approached Massiah’s vehicle and found he had been driving with a drink in one hand and his cell phone in the other, Yarbrough said.

Massiah refused to take roadside tests and told deputies he was still drunk after a night of clubbing. Deputies charged Massiah with driving under the influence, fleeing police officers and failure to maintain lane. Deputies also discovered Massiah had a suspended license and had an outstanding warrant in Cobb County for driving under the influence.



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