NWGA Scanner | June 1st, 2022

LaFayette teen arrested after driving 120 mph on I-75 in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On May 21st, 2022, at 3:37 AM, Sergeant Brunson and Deputy Craig were traveling North on I-75 in the right lane between the 331 and 332-mile markers. According to the report, “Sergeant Brunson observed a 2006 Honda Civic passing by in the left lane traveling North at a high rate of speed. Sergeant Brunson began to accelerate in an attempt to catch up with the vehicle. Approaching and passing the 333-mile marker Sergeant Brunson was able to pace the vehicle with his issued patrol vehicle. Sergeant Brunson paced the vehicle at speeds over 120 mph in a 70 mph zone. Sergeant Brunson activated his patrol vehicle’s blue lights to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle slowed down, signaled, and moved to the right shoulder of the interstate between the 334 and 335-mile marker.” Sergeant Brunson approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Landon Wilbanks, 18, of LaFayette. Wilbanks returned through GCIC, showing a valid class D license. Wilbanks was then taken into custody and transported to the Whitfield County Jail, charged with speeding and driving in violation of class D Restrictions.