NWGA Scanner | February 7th, 2022

Rome man arrested after crashing Dodge Hellcat during 150 mph chase in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on January 23rd, 2022, at around 4:13 AM, Officer Stanfield was performing stationary patrol on 27 north at Hennon Road. Officer Stanfield reported, “[I] was observing for any traffic infractions or any other disturbance of the night. [I] heard loud music coming from 3989 Martha Berry Highway that caught my attention. [I] looked over to the residence and observed what appeared to be a darker color sports car “burning out”. [I] could see the smoke coming from the rear tires while it was on Highway 27. Due to this [I] activated my emergency equipment to include my blue lights and audible siren to attempt to initiate a traffic stop. Once [I] got behind the vehicle [I] did observe the vehicle gyrating from side to side momentarily before straightening back out. Once the vehicle straightened out [I] did observe the vehicle gain distance on me. Due to this [I] did inform dispatch [I] was in pursuit of a vehicle traveling south on 27 north.” Officer Ribot was advised of the pursuit heading his direction but was unable to throw stop sticks out due to the vehicle speeds. The vehicle passed Officer Ribot was traveling at approximately 140 mph at the time. According to the report, Officer Ribot advised that the vehicle was a black Dodge Hellcat and began calling the chase once the pursuit passed him. Officer Stanfield reported, As we were passing Old School Road, [I] did observe my speeds to be approximately 150 mph. At this time the vehicle was slowly pulling away from me. As we were passing the mall [I] again observed my speed at approximately 150 mph and the vehicle was turning the slight turn. The vehicle did exit my sight briefly. As [I] caught up to where [I] lost the vehicle [I] was able to observe the vehicle approaching the light to the entrance of Berry College. [I] looked down and observed I was still traveling approximately 150 mph. When [I] looked back up [I] did observe the vehicle drive off the side of the road and down a slight embankment.” The officer made his way down the embankment toward where he observed the crashed Dodge Hellcat. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver later identified as Shonterrius Demonta Bullock, 27, of Rome, placed his hands outside of the open door. Bullock stated he was fine and stated he didn’t need EMS. Bullock was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with laying drag, reckless driving, failure to maintain land and attempting to elude police.