Deputies involved in car chase on I-85

by Wes Mayer

Deputies with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office were able to end a car chase on I-85 southbound Thursday afternoon, and the driver may be facing multiple charges.

Around 5:15 p.m., units with the sheriff’s office were dispatched to I-85 southbound in reference to vehicle in pursuit. Deputies were actually called to assist the Crime Suppression Unit on a traffic stop near mile-marker 51 when the vehicle took off, said Lt. Col. Mike Kinsey with the sheriff’s office. The vehicle was later clocked as traveling more than 100 mph, according to public safety radio traffic.

The chase ended around the 38 mile-marker when deputies were able to block the vehicle north of Grantville, according to sheriff’s office Major Tony Brown. The vehicle overheated and may have experienced a mechanical failure to end the chase, Kinsey said. The Coweta County Fire Department was called to the scene to fight a possible vehicle fire.

Two children were also in the vehicle and were unharmed, Brown said.



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