Wanted Georgia man slapped with 6 more charges after leading officers on 36-mile chase

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga — A car chase led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man on Dec. 21, according to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say the chase lasted 23 minutes and spanned 36 miles before they were able to arrest Zachary Baker of Oakwood, Georgia.

Baker had outstanding warrants from Habersham County and Hall County, deputies say.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

The chase began in Lumpkin County and made it is way through White County into Hall County and ended when Baker lost control of the vehicle, coming to rest off of the roadway in Gainesville, Georgia. Two Lumpkin County deputies were involved in the entirety of the pursuit, with assistance from officers in other jurisdictions.

After Baker lost control of the car, he tried to run away, before he was arrested.


Baker was facing outstanding charges in Habersham and Hall County.

He now also faces the following, additional charges:

Failure to maintain lane misdemeanor, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer felony, reckless driving misdemeanor, safety belts; required usage misdemeanor, speed restrictions basic rules misdemeanor, when lighted lights and headlights required misdemeanor.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]