Forsyth County

Sports car driver leads deputy on 70 mph chase in 35 mph zone in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga — A Forsyth County deputy attempting to pull over a vehicle for dim headlights found themselves in a high-speed chase with a driver in a sports car on Dec. 17.

According to a Facebook post from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, the driver in a sports car was driving 70 mph in a 35 mph zone and revved up the car, eventually reaching speeds over 100 mph in an attempt to get away from officers.

As the deputy approached, the driver, identified as 22-year-old Islam Aslanov of Cumming. began accelerating.

The deputy maintained called information out over his radio to crews. Eventually, another deputy was able to get behind the car on GA 400 south, where he clocked the suspect at driving 144 miles per hour.

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Aslanov exited onto McFarland Parkway, where a third deputy was able to get behind the car and eventually performed a PIT maneuver, disabling the car and arresting Aslanov.

The deputy slammed into the back of Aslanov’s car, which led the car to come to a stop.

Aslanov was charged with attempting to elude, speeding, reckless driving and failure to dim lights


When asked why he fled from being pulled over, Aslanov said he freaked out when he saw the deputy behind him.

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