A high speed chase, that started in McIntosh County and ended in Liberty County, led to a suspected murderer being apprehended.
According to Capt. Aaron Turner of the Darien Police Department a high speed chase this past Saturday led to the capture of man wanted who is wanted in Maryland for murder. Turner said they received a be-on-the-lookout bulletin which described the murder suspect’s car.
A Darien police Officer patrolling the area witnessed the described vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign and initiated the chase shortly before 7p.m.
According to GSP Trooper, John Snipe, a chase ensued on I-95 with officers from the Darien Police Department and the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office. The chase crossed into Liberty County with speeds allegedly maxing out at 140 mph in the northbound lanes.
Snipe said the driver exited the interstate at exit 76 onto Georgia Highway 84. The suspect turned his vehicle around and reentered the northbound lanes of I-95 when the Darien officer who initiated the chase used a maneuver to stop the vehicle around 8:04 p.m.
The vehicle traveled 242 feet into the center median before rolling over and came to rest on its roof. The driver was alert and conscious when he was pulled from the vehicle. He was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
The Darien police Department is the lead agency of the investigation. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office assisted in apprehending the suspect and was in the process of deploying stop sticks.