NWGA Scanner | March 24th, 2021
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s incident report, on March 14th, 2021, at around 1:45 AM, Deputy Townsend was sitting stationary on Interstate 75, observing traffic traveling southbound. The deputy observed a 2020 Dodge Challenger traveling faster than the surrounding vehicles and utilized his Dragon Eye Laser to check the vehicle’s speed at 116mph in a 70mph zone. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Jayden Turner, 18, of Calhoun. The deputy had the other two occupants of the vehicle write down their information due to them not having their licenses on their person. The deputy returned to his patrol vehicle and ran Turner’s license through NCIC, which returned valid through Georgia. The passengers all returned clear as well. The deputy returned to the vehicle and placed the driver under arrest. The deputy waited for Turner’s mother to arrive to pick up the vehicle due to no other occupants being licensed. Turner was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he was charged with speeding 116/70mph zone and reckless driving.