Richmond County deputy wrecks during chase

A police chase late Satur­day caused a Rich­mond County sheriff’s deputy to wreck, authorities say.

About 10:38 p.m., Rich­mond County deputies were called to assist the Georgia State Patrol in a chase involving two motorcycles, according to the sheriff’s office.

The chase began near Wrights­­boro Road at North Leg Road. As the chase entered Columbia County, the motorcycles split up and deputies lost sight of them.

A Richmond County cruiser was damaged when the deputy struck a curb, breaking a ball joint.

One suspect was taken into custody near Walton Way at Lake Forest Drive, Williams said. Another was apprehended on Calhoun Ex­­press­way near Enterprise Mill, according to scanner traffic.

No suspects or deputies were injured in the chase.


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