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Man arrested after leading authorities on pursuit

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 5:09 PM
Last updated 8:57 PM
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A motorist fleeing a traffic stop Wednesday was arrested after leading Columbia County authorities on an extended pursuit.

Deputies question a man who led deputies on a chase reaching speeds of 100 mph as he wound through the county before coming to a stop on Orchard Hill Road.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Deputies question a man who led deputies on a chase reaching speeds of 100 mph as he wound through the county before coming to a stop on Orchard Hill Road.

The driver, whose identity has not yet been released, was pulled over on Old Evans Road for having a suspended registration and no insurance. The man fled from a motorcycle deputy at about 2:25 p.m., traveling onto Washington and Columbia roads before turning onto Flowing Wells Road, where his speeds reached 75 mph, according to Columbia County scanner traffic.

The man drove his late-model Lincoln westbound onto I-20 and got off at the Lewiston exit. His speeds were reported at 110 mph on the interstate.

After turning onto Columbia Road, the motorist took a left onto Shepherd Way, which leads into the Orchard Hill subdivision. He then stopped his car and surrendered to deputies.

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Ruckus
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Ruckus 09/13/12 - 05:10 am
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Dummy

Columbia county looks for opportunities like this. Let this be a lesson to the next dummy that thinks he can escape Columbia Co finest. Good job guys and keep up the good work.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/13/12 - 07:09 am
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Right On !!!
Unpublished

Protect and serve !!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/13/12 - 07:53 am
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wow

Nice work Columbia county...:)

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/13/12 - 08:11 am
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Heading Home

I guess he felt better being arrested close to home instead of way over there on Old Evans Road.

beboisme
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beboisme 09/14/12 - 09:39 am
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When will the simplel minded

When will the simplel minded learn that you cannot out run a two-way radio?

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