ALPHARETTA, Ga. — NOTE: This story is from January 22, 2018.
A record label co-owner and producer credited with the speedy success of Atlanta-based Migos is facing charges after his alleged speed behind the wheel caught the attention of Alpharetta police.
Dashcam video obtained by Channel 2's Mike Petchenik shows officers pulling over Pierre "Pee" Thomas last Sunday.
“He observed a red SUV traveling at a high rate of speed,” said Officer Jason Muenzer. “He noticed the vehicle was going about 100 mph.”
Muenzer said the officer got on Ga. 400 near Old Milton Parkway and began following Thomas north.
“That officer tried to catch up to the vehicle, but he himself got up to about 120, 125 and even then, the officer noticed the vehicle was pulling away from him.”
Eventually, video shows Thomas pull over off McFarland Parkway in Forsyth County.
He told officers he was heading home from the studio.
“When the officer approached the vehicle, the driver acted as though he didn’t see the officer,” Muenzer said. “The only excuse he had was he didn’t see the officer and he wanted to get home.”
On the dashcam video, the officer questioned Thomas and his speed.
“What were you doing going that fast, man?” he can be heard asking. “You were pulling away from me. I was doing 120 just trying to catch up to you. You were pulling away from me.”
Officers would later handcuff Thomas and take him to the North Fulton Jail annex on reckless driving charges.
Police told Petchenik this arrest was just one of a series recently on the busy highway.
“It’s getting old,” Muenzer said. “Those speeds, the slightest crack, the slightest item in the roadway, road debris, you can lose control of your vehicle.”
Thomas’ attorney, Drew Findling, told Petchenik his client was not impaired and that he complied with officers.
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