NWGA Scanner | March 30th, 2022
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on March 20th, 2022, at 4:53 AM, while Lt. Gibson was watching the traffic on Interstate 75 South, in the area of Mile Marker 338, Lt. Gibson observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. According to the report, “Lt. Gibson checked the vehicle with a laser, and the vehicle registered traveling at 113 MPH. Lt. Gibson entered the interstate, and he attempted to catch up to the vehicle. When Lt. Gibson noticed that the vehicle was traveling through medium density traffic and he was not catching up to the vehicle quickly, Lt. Gibson activated his blue lights and siren in order to attempt to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle.” Shortly after, the vehicle, a 2022 green Dodge Challenger displaying an Ohio tag, stopped just after the 336 exit ramp. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Noah Christian Iker, 18, of Ohio, and advised the reason for the stop. Iker stated he was not in an emergency and nothing was wrong. He was simply not paying attention. The passenger, a juvenile, stated he told Iker numerous times not to speed, but obviously, Iker did not listen. Iker was then placed under arrest and transported to the Whitfield County Jail, charged with speeding 113/70 and reckless driving.