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Richmond County deputy wrecks during chase

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 5:00 PM
Last updated 6:51 PM
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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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SemperParatus
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SemperParatus 12/22/13 - 08:12 pm
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Lock 'em up...

...and then as a condition of release, make them pay to repair the patrol car!

Graymare
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Graymare 12/22/13 - 09:26 pm
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Bet they were crotch-rocket

Bet they were crotch-rocket riders. Real bikers wouldn't put others, themselves or their real motorcycles in peril.

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 12/23/13 - 12:01 am
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WOW,

Wow...Running from the cops on motorcycles? I think they should be tops on the list for mental health evaluations before they're released.
lolz

jimmymac
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jimmymac 12/23/13 - 09:28 am
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CROTCH ROCKETS
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I recently had the experience of seeing a crotch rocket zip past me going more than 100 mph doing a wheelie. I was praying that a cop would see him and give chase but alas he was free to do as he pleased. I realized that sooner or later I'd probably be reading about him becoming an organ donor. I guess we got to get them somewhere!

David Parker
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David Parker 12/23/13 - 10:17 am
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Most of the time, those

Most of the time, those little bikes can outpace the cop's v8 engine. They can dust them for the first mile or so. Had they done this and stayed hidden for a couple of hours, they could have slipped back to whence they came. My bet is they thought they could STAY one step ahead and came back out here and there until cops cornered them. Calhoun would be the last road I'd get on to elude on a bike. only way out is a 2-3 story drop to the pavement below.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/24/13 - 02:17 pm
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@ David Parker

Hey, they showed their IQ when they took off to begin with.

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