Fulton County

Driver in possession of illegal drugs arrested after trying to flee traffic stop, GSP says

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned the heavy police presence on Interstate 20 Westbound, near Moreland Avenue was due to a driver attempting to flee from a traffic stop, according to Georgia State Patrol.

Just before 3 p.m., officials say troopers with the Criminal Interdiction Unit were patrolling Moreland Avenue near Interstate 20, in Fulton County.

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An officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a moving violation, but the driver refused to stop and the officer began to chase the vehicle.

The driver entered I-20 West and GSP officials initiated with they called a successful PIT maneuver, causing the driver to crash into a concrete wall.

Officials say the driver was arrested without further incident.

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The motive for the driver’s attempt to flee is unknown, however, officials say the driver was in possession of illegal drugs, which may have led to the chase.

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