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Fleeing driver tosses out marijuana during chase

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 1:49 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 12:36 AM
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A man is in jail after he threw marijuana out of his vehicle while leading Augusta authorities on a chase down several roads, police said.

Reid
Reid


Richmond County narcotics investigators spotted a man in a silver GMC Yukon driving without his seat belt about 2 p.m. Monday. The investigators tried to stop the vehicle at the Mercedes-Benz dealership on Washington Road.

Police said the driver, George Rodney Reid, 33, of Evans, drove twice around the dealership and went through Westside High School’s parking lot before leading deputies down Washington Road, Furys Ferry Road, River Watch Parkway, Claussen Road and Stevens Creek Road.

Throughout the chase, police saw the driver tossing bags of drugs from the windows of the vehicle, they said.

The chase ended on Stevens Creek Road where police said they caught Reid and discovered marijuana in the vehicle. The sheriff’s office K-9 unit was called in to find marijuana scattered along the highway.

Reid has been charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, no insurance, wrong side of road, no passing zone, reckless driving and too fast for conditions.

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GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 10/15/13 - 12:53 pm
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Anyone that runs from the police in a vehicle should be

charged with attempted murder for every car they pass. Serious time is the the only thing that will stop this.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 10/15/13 - 01:06 pm
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SPELL CHECK

DURING! I agree that this is the behavior of a person with very little respect to the people he could harm.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/15/13 - 01:17 pm
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"Anyone that runs from the

"Anyone that runs from the police"..........they ought to be authorized to shoot.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/15/13 - 01:28 pm
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Littering

They need to pile littering charges onto the list. That's at least a $100 fine!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/15/13 - 01:30 pm
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DOJ

Now that the Eric Holder justice department is decriminalizing marijuana offences, they better add up all those other charges if they want to put him in jail. Didn't I read that the DOJ is not going to jail people on marijuana charges any more?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/15/13 - 04:14 pm
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Reminds me of a Cheech and

Reminds me of a Cheech and Chong movie. But seriously, if this guy had killed an innocent person during the high speed chase....

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 10/16/13 - 05:42 am
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If marijuana were legal this
Unpublished

If marijuana were legal this type thing wouldn't happen!! These thugs would have to get jobs and quit putting the public at risk.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 10/16/13 - 08:58 am
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I was wondering why there was

I was wondering why there was a sudden surge of jogger and walkers on Fury's ferry. I guess they thought they'd do their civic duty and help them find the bags. Hey maybe they'd get some as a reward. HO, ho, ho.

billcass
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billcass 10/16/13 - 09:06 am
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Two sides

While this guy's actions were deplorable, and he should be punished, look at the underlying info. Police attempted to pull him over for allegedly not wearing a seat belt. Folks, we are getting to the point of a police state when cops can pull you over for making a purely private decision. With each and every stupid law the government passes, we lose more and more freedom. But let's be honest. The "seat belt" story has been a subterfuge for DWB (Driving While Black) since its inception. So this idiot is doing nothing more than making a personal decision to not wear a seat belt and to smoke pot. As a result he endangers numerous lives, and we will spent countless taxpayer dollars prosecuting him. What an utter waste.

bentman
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bentman 10/16/13 - 09:55 am
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Here we go again

Poor victim. The guy was pulled over just because he was black. The rule of law has no application to blacks. Still using the same playbook.

billcass
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billcass 10/16/13 - 04:50 pm
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Bentman

I am as white as one can be, and as conservative as one can get. But if you don't think cops pull black males over at a disproportionate rate, you are deluding yourself.

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