NWGA Scanner | August 15th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On August 3rd, 2022, at 10:12 PM, Officer Forrister was in the area of GA-20 near its intersection with Fairhaven Drive when he observed a vehicle traveling eastbound at 70 mph in a 55 mph. Officer Forrister attempted to initiate a traffic stop on this vehicle, but the vehicle failed to stop continuing to travel at speeds greater than 70mph. Officer Forrister advised Floyd County dispatch that he was now in pursuit and was requesting GSP assistance. Officer Forrister reported, “Once we approached the intersection of GA 20 near Westhaven Dr. the vehicle did do a u-turn in the roadway. [I] was able to tell at this time that it was a female driver and that the silver vehicle was a Toyota Corolla. The vehicle did proceed west at this time and began to travel at speeds between 90- 110 MPH.” As the pursuit continued on GA 20 near Old River Road, Officer Moore joined the pursuit. Officer Moore took over the pursuit due to his experience and previous work experience in the area. The pursuit then went into Alabama on Alabama Highway 9. Cherokee county deputies, along with Cedar Bluff PD, were able to deploy spike strips which successfully made contact with all four tires on the fleeing Toyota. The Toyota then came to a stop in a field at Enon Grove Baptist Church in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. Officer Forrister reported, “[I] did speak to the driver (Lynsey Beth Foster, 35, of Blacks Bluff Road, Rome.) and asked why she had fled, and she advised that she had demons in her car. The registration on this vehicle did return that there was no insurance on the car and that registration was expired. Cedar Bluff PD Officer Seth Bishop did take possession of Foster due to the fact that they had charges against her from the pursuit, and we were now in Alabama.” Officer Forrister took warrants out for Foster during normal court hours. On August 4th, 2022, at 3:00 PM, Warrants were secured for Foster. Officer Forrister, along with Sgt. Penny, Officer Puckett, and K-9 Officer Harbin traveled to the address on the warrant in order to arrest Foster. While en route to the location, officers located Foster walking down Blacks Bluff Road. Foster was placed under arrest and advised the reason she ran from officers the following night was because of a spiritual battle. Foster was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with driving with no insurance, fleeing, speeding, and felony probation violation.