NWGA Scanner | November 22nd, 2021

Driver killed, passenger arrested after multi-state pursuit with shots fired at GSP trooper ends in crash

According to the Georgia State Patrol DPS Public Information Office, “On Nov. 20, at approximately 9:11 p.m., a Trooper attempted to perform a traffic stop on a passenger car (Hyundai Sonata) for speeding 91 mph in a 70-mph zone on I-75 in Catoosa County. The driver of the car accelerated and initiated a pursuit. The Trooper pursued the vehicle for several miles on I-75 Northbound. As the pursuit approached the Tennessee/Georgia State line on I-75 northbound, the front passenger of the fleeing vehicle fired a shot at the Trooper’s patrol car. The Trooper continued to pursue the fleeing vehicle into Tennessee and the passenger fired additional shots at his patrol car. The Trooper pursued the fleeing vehicle until he was able to turn over the pursuit to Hamilton County deputies, and then he discontinued his involvement in the pursuit.  As a result of this incident, the Trooper’s patrol car sustained damage. The Trooper had no reports of injuries. The 27-year-old driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital resulting from the vehicle crashing in Tennessee. Charges are pending against the passenger. This is an ongoing investigation. The report is incomplete.”