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Man injured fleeing police traffic stop

Saturday, March 30, 2013 3:27 PM
Last updated Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:18 AM
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A man took the wrong turn over a wall while running from a traffic stop and ended up not only with police charges but a few broken bones.

According to a news release from sheriff’s Investigator Cheryl Wright, 27-year-old Cedrick Johnson was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu on Gordon Highway when he pulled up to an Operation Rolling Thunder checkpoint near Holloway Drive.

Police said Johnson pulled over and got out of his vehicle. When officers went to talk to him, Johnson ran and deputies chased him on foot. Johnson reached a bridge, jumped over the concrete wall and fell about 40 feet.

He suffered several broken bones in his ribs, leg and arm, and was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment.

He is charged with driving under the influence with an open container and a suspended license.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/30/13 - 03:46 pm
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We got the who, the what, and the where. What we didn't get is the when.

Oh, and aren't we so happy that the police took him to the Grooo medical center to be patched up? We taxpayers are glad to pay for his medical bills.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 03/30/13 - 05:05 pm
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I guess
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he won't be able to participate in Augusta's girly boy parade this year.

Darby
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Darby 03/30/13 - 06:00 pm
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"jumped over the concrete...

wall and fell about 40 feet."
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Let's see now... driving under the influence, open container and a suspended license.

Fell forty feet and he survived! This genius obviously landed on his head.

Nothing there he could seriously damage.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/30/13 - 10:37 pm
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Duck and Roll

Once this guy gets out of the hospital and out of jail, perhaps he can get a job in Hollywood as a stunt man.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/31/13 - 12:04 am
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Tuck! LL, Tuck! :)

Tuck! LL, Tuck! :)

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/31/13 - 06:01 am
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Correction

Thanks for the correction, IAD. :)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/31/13 - 06:18 am
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Imagine the medical bills the

Imagine the medical bills the county has to pay.

rational thought trumps emotion
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rational thought trumps emotion 03/31/13 - 02:08 pm
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River

In most cases such as this (and in this one) the county issues warrants for arrest after release from the hospital and therefore assumes no responsibility for the medical bills.

OJP
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OJP 03/31/13 - 03:23 pm
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@Little Lamb

Thus the need for the mandate. Either the individual pays for their own healthcare, or we will have to.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/31/13 - 03:30 pm
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Mandate

Ha, ha, that's a good one, OJP. I'm sure you will not see Mr. Johnson paying any insurance premiums once the "mandate" kicks in. Mandates are for the law-abiding, of which Mr. Johnson is not one. Mr. Johnson don't need no stinkin’ mandate.

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MarinerMan 04/01/13 - 09:01 am
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Karma can sometimes reach up, and bite you on the butt. Cedrick GOT everything he deserved. He has found out that Karma is not to be messed with. The police "un-charge" the felon, while he is in the hospital. So, GROO will attempt to collect on his bill, but y'all are right, we taxpayers will probably eat this one. Sheriff Roundtree needs to take pictures of his injuries and make a poster saying, "This is what can happen to you if you try to escape "Rolling Thunder". Funny as hell.

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