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Two suspects injured while fleeing police
Cook car
Two people were injured while attempting to flee police in Hinesville Wednesday morning. - Lewis Levine

Two people were injured while attempting to flee police in Hinesville Wednesday morning.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Glen Walters said he attempted to make a traffic stop after noticing a 2013 Dodge Journey was driving without its headlights around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The Trooper reported that the driver, later identified as Brian Cook, pulled over into a local mobile home park on Oglethorpe Highway.

According to Walters, Cook, 36 allegedly cut his wheel sharply and backed into his patrol car damaging the rear passenger side door.

Walter said he pursued Cook who entered East Oglethorpe Highway then turned onto a side street and onto South Main Street.

The chase continued onto Barry McGaffrey Blvd where the Cook turned right onto Airport Road in the direction of E.G. Miles Parkway.

Walters attempted a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) maneuver to stop the vehicle. Cook’s car was spun around and facing the wrong direction in the roadway.

A second GSP Trooper, Brandon Smith arrived on scene and reported that Cook allegedly preceded to drive his vehicle backwards until he reached Technology Drive where he turned around and headed toward Walthourville.

A liberty County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, Dean Coffman, joined the pursuit deploying the PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle.

Cook’s car rolled over and came to rest in the North bound lane of Airport Road.

Cook has been charged with DUI, fleeing a law enforcement officer, and was wanted for a parole violation. He was also driving on a revoked license.

A passenger inside the vehicle, Carlotta Jemison, 32, is facing drug charges according to Smith. During the chase, a weapon and narcotics was allegedly thrown from the vehicle. Both suspects suffered minor injuries in the accident.

Suspects hurt after car chase

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