A traffic stop for an expired registration Tuesday morning turned into a high-speed chase, ending in the suspect driving into the wood line on EB Cooper Highway.
According to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Dennis Poulsen, Deputy Geoffrey Harriman stopped a Chrysler 300 sedan on E.B. Cooper Highway shortly after 8 a.m.
Harriman also discovered the vehicle was uninsured and the driver had an arrest warrant for contempt of court. He also had charges from the Hinesville Police Department for marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, and a suspended license.
After stopping the vehicle, the driver produced his license. Harriman asked the motorist to exit the vehicle when suddenly the motorist allegedly placed the vehicle into drive and sped off.
As the driver attempted to pass a tractor-trailer on a curve near Freddie Walthour Road and E.B. Cooper, the driver plowed into the wood line. When Harriman approached the vehicle, he discovered the suspect had taken off.
The suspect was apprehended following a search.