Augusta driver charged with fleeing police in wrong-way wreck

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:20 PM
Last updated 9:55 PM
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Police said a 22-year-old Augusta man fleeing a Richmond County investigator hit two vehicles Wednesday while driving the wrong direction on Jimmie Dyess Parkway.

According to a news release, Sgt. Paul Godden tried to pull over a blue BMW driving recklessly and almost running other drivers off Barton Chapel Road about 12:20 p.m.

Police said the driver, Phetariah Forde, of the 2900 block of Arrowhead Drive, refused to stop for blue lights and siren. A marked police cruiser then took over.

The BMW continued west on Gordon Highway before turning north on Jimmie Dyess Parkway in the southbound lanes. Police said it collided with two vehicles before the driver lost control.

All drivers were taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center. None of their injuries were life-threatening, according to authorities.

Forde faces charges of fleeing and attempting to elude, driving on the wrong side of the road, reckless driving and felony serious injury by vehicle.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/27/13 - 05:58 pm
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WHY?

we have the
WHO WHAT WHEN & WHERE but no WHY?

tanbaby
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tanbaby 03/27/13 - 06:40 pm
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they charged this man? woman?
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they charged this man? woman? with driving the wrong side of the road etc, but the woman on riverwatch??????

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Fiat_Lux 03/27/13 - 06:54 pm
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This isn't hard to figure out

First, Phetariah clearly is a complete moron, and
Second, he had something very illegal in his car, and/or
Third, it wasn't his car and he didn't have permission to be in it, and/or
Fourth, he has an outstanding warrant for his sorry self.

There's just a great deal of consistency with these antisocial phenomena.

BTW, this isn't his first dance at the Policemen's Ball either, and to the same tune. Likes BMWs too.
http://topics.lehighvalleylive.com/tag/phetariah%20forde/index.html

I'm Back Again
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I'm Back Again 03/27/13 - 11:16 pm
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Great job guys!!!
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Great job guys!!!

jmo
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jmo 03/28/13 - 07:47 am
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Is "Phetariah"

male or female?

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Watermedic 03/28/13 - 07:52 am
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I didn't think that a traffic

I didn't think that a traffic stop could be initiated by an unmarked car?

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Riverman1 03/28/13 - 08:00 am
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Watermedic, I don't know

Watermedic, I don't know about unmarked cars making stops, but I take what the officer did as an emergency procedure. Confounding Common Sense again.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/28/13 - 09:52 am
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Maybe this menace on the

Maybe this menace on the streets will stay in jail until he gets some sense slapped into his hard head.

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lifelongresident 03/28/13 - 10:27 am
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fiat it's a no brainer he's a
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fiat it's a no brainer he's a criminal...with a name like "Phetariah" what other occupation does he have..it definitely isn't CFO/COO of a fortune 500 company. lets profile shall we starting with his name-black, age-project/gubment raised, single parent houshold, mammy approx 36-37 yrs old pregnant when she was 13-14, mamy has no job/job skills/education-she has a prior, he has a prior probably both drug related crimes-one or both of them has "dreads and tatts" and he may even have a "grill" like his idol "lil wayne" another waste of a human being and wouldn't surprise me if there isn't a cell waiting for him prior to this happening

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dichotomy 03/28/13 - 02:04 pm
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Just another product of our

Just another product of our "no responsibility" society who needs to be locked up and/or executed before he kills innocent people...if he hasn't already. Too bad he lived. Any bets on what our local judges give him....if our overpaid, under experienced, Solicitor General doesn't plea bargain him down to a minor traffic violation or something.

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allhans 03/28/13 - 02:50 pm
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This young man gets around.

This young man gets around. Maybe, just maybe, law enforcement WILL hold him this time.

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pgapeach2 03/28/13 - 11:26 pm
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I was wondering

I was wondering when this car would get pulled over. I've seen him driving crazy on more than one occasion. I'm glad he's finally off the streets.

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I'm Back Again 03/29/13 - 07:22 am
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An unmarked car is free to
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An unmarked car is free to make traffic stops as long as the vehicles sole purpose is not traffic enforcement. Also, the violator is free to continue driving if the driver feels its an unsafe situation. They can continue to drive (safely) until a marked patrol car takes over and makes the stop. This law and policy was put into place mostly for females on back roads traveling at night to keep from impersonators making fake stops. If you feel that an officer is trying to stop you, and you don't feel its safe to stop (not to be confused with you don't feel like you did anything wrong so you're not gonna stop), you are free to drive slowly to a safe place, such as a populated area, or a well lighted area.
This investigator and road patrol deputy followed textbook procedure and it worked perfectly. Chances are if there are 2 or 3 or 4 deputies behind you with blue lights flashing and sirens on, its legitimate, you may wanna pull over and find out what they want. And yes, I was a deputy for a long time.

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