Aaron Lovette, 28, of Allenhurst allegedly struck two Long County Sheriff’s Office cars and flipped the vehicle he was driving in a high-speed chase early Thursday.
According to LCSO Lt. Jimmy Middleton, at about 3 a.m. Sgt. Andy Young and Deputy Luis Perez were near the corner of Lee Place and Elim Church roads. Middleton said a late model Isuzu Rodeo sped through the intersection, crossing onto Horse Creek Farm Road. Middleton said Young and Perez took off after the Isuzu.
The chase went through the Rye Patch Road community to Highway 301 and left toward Ludowici. Young reportedly asked Ludowici Police to block 301 in the city. But Middleton said the Isuzu made it through the roadblock.
During the chase, Middleton said, the Isuzu hit both Young and Perez’s police cars. The Isuzu finally flipped when the driver lost control near Walker Middle School.
Middleton said the driver jumped out and ran into a nearby wooded area, but was captured by Young.
“It is a miracle that no one was hurt during this chase. Fortunately our guys, and the officers with the Ludowici Police Department did a good job, and did everything right,” Middleton said.
Middleton said the driver, who turned out to be Lovette, was taken to a Savannah hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.
He said Lovette was arrested and is in the Ludowici/Long County Jail. He has been charged with possession of marijuana-less than an ounce, refusal to be checked for driving under the influence, reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, failure to maintain his lane, having no insurance on his vehicle, and a previous felony probation violation.