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Long deputy stops high-speed chase

Suspect flown to Savannah hospital

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POSTED: July 1, 2014 1:54 p.m.
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A law-enforcement officer examines a pickup that was involved in a high-speed chase Thursday in Long County as a worker inspects a damaged utility pole.

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A high-speed chase that began in Wayne County shortly before noon ended in Long County when a Long County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped the suspect using the pit maneuver, causing the fleeing driver to wreck.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper John Snipes said the incident began when Wayne County deputies pursued a burglary suspect. LCSO deputies picked up the chase as the suspect, driving a pickup, headed east on Highway 84 into Ludowici, according to Long Sheriff Craig Nobles.

The pickup turned left onto Main Street then continued onto Highway 301 North at a high rate of speed, running vehicles off the road. An LCSO deputy initiated the pit maneuver to stop the suspect, causing him to lose control of the truck, which struck a telephone pole about a mile north of Rye Patch Road.

He was flown to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. His condition is unknown. 



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