NWGA Scanner | June 14th, 2021

Tennessee man arrested after driving reckless at 115 mph on I-75 in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on June 10th, 2021, Deputy Figg was working traffic on I-75 at the 324 cut-through. According to the report, “While working traffic Deputy Figg observed a white 2018 KIA Optima traveling south on I-75 in the left lane at a very high rate of speed. Deputy Figg checked the vehicle on LASER, SRN 14482, the vehicle registered 115 MPH in a posted 70 MPH Zone. Deputy Figg had to back out of the cut-through then proceed south on I-75 to catch up to the vehicle.” As the deputy was south on I-75 crossing into Gordon County, he observed the vehicle still traveling in the left lane at a high rate of speed. The vehicle caught up to vehicles in front of him rapidly, getting extremely close to their rear end, causing them to have to change lanes to get out of his way. The deputy eventually pulled the Kia over at the 318 Mile Marker. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Darryl Demonte Collior, 23, of Nashville, Tennessee. According to the report, After getting both occupant’s licenses, the deputy had Darryl exit the vehicle, where he took him into custody. Darryl had a valid license, but his passenger did not. According to the report, “Deputy Figg requested a list wrecker respond. While waiting on the wrecker to arrive, Darryl advised Deputy Figg, he felt as he learned his lesson and a warning would be appropriate. Deputy Figg attempted to explain the speed, and reckless driving did not warrant a warning.” Darryl was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, charged with speeding and reckless driving.