Valdosta Daily Times

Top News

April 9, 2014

Ga. man flees court, leads officers on pursuit

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Authorities in suburban Atlanta say a man who had just been sentenced for violating his DUI probation is facing more charges after running from court and leading police on a pursuit.  

Johns Creek police say the 44-year-old man was drunk when he appeared in court Tuesday morning and was sentenced to 63 days in jail for failing to pay more than $2,000 in fines for a previous DUI.

Authorities say the man was eventually stopped and had to be subdued with a Taser because he tried fighting the responding officers.

Chris Byers of the Johns Creek police department tells WSB-TV ( ) that the man will likely be charged with aggravated assault and DUI.

Text Only
Top News
Top News

School starts again in about two weeks. What do you think?

It's still summer. School starts too soon.
Seems like the right time to return.
Abolish summer recess. Make school year-round.
     View Results