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High-speed chase ends in Liberty County, thwarts would-be visit to Obama

An attempt to initiate a traffic stop in Camden County led authorities on a 50-mile chase that ended in Liberty County on Tuesday night — and pre-empted a trip to visit the president of the United States.

According to a report filed by Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Barnes, the Georgia State Patrol notified Liberty County 911 dispatchers that GSP and Camden County deputies were pursuing a white Nissan Maxima heading northbound that had been clocked doing 90 mph near mile marker 22 in Camden County.

Barnes stated he and LCSO Lt. Ralph Dixon stationed themselves at mile marker 69 and deployed stop sticks in an attempt to end the pursuit. 

According to the report, GSP Trooper Eric Wilkes, who was pursuing the vehicle indicated that the driver, identified as Dillan Geiser, was traveling faster than 130 mph as he drove into Liberty County.  Dixon watched and waited as the Maxima, traveling in the left lane was in sight, pulling the stop sticks as it drove over them and blowing out the left front tire.  The vehicle continued on to mile marker 72 at 116 mph before pulling over. He taken into custody by Camden County deputies, according to a deputy stationed at that location.

When deputies searched the vehicle, they found Spice that reportedly had just been smoked, the report says. According to the report and Wilkes, Geiser called a Glynn County dispatcher, stating he could not stop because he was on his way to see President Barack Obama and that he had a police escort.

Geiser, who suffered a cut on his face, was treated by medical personnel on the scene and taken to the Camden County jail.


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