FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two people are facing a slew of charges this week after leading Forsyth County deputies on a high-speed chase New Years Eve.
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Deputies say the driver, 44-year old Charles Green of Pendergrass, and his passenger 51-year old Rhonda Passmore of Buford ran a traffic light at the intersection of Samples Road and State Route 20 just before 2 a.m. on December 31.
They say a deputy on patrol saw this, tried to initiate a traffic stop when the pair took off in a white Cadillac. The pursuit only lasted a few minutes with the deputy executing a PIT maneuver, ending the chase.
An officer’s body camera video shows the chase and arrests play out.
Deputies say they believed Green was under the influence of methamphetamines. When they searched the Cadillac, they found a bag of meth and a pipe, along with a sawed-off shotgun, a single shot shotgun and several syringes they believe were filled with controlled substances along with a digital scale.
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Green is facing charges of: DUI drugs, possession of meth, possession of drug related objects, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, tampering with evidence, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, disobeying a traffic control device and driving an unregistered vehicle with no insurance.
He’s being held on $62,645 bond.
Deputies charged Passmore, who they discovered was a convicted felon, with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug related objects, tampering with evidence, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony probation violation.