NWGA Scanner | October 26th, 2022

Tennessee motorcyclist arrested after 130 mph pursuit on I-75 in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On October 13th, 2022, at 9:05 PM, Deputy Harris was watching the traffic on Interstate 75 north near mile marker 342 when he observed a 2109 black Suzuki driving at a high rate of speed at 113 mph. According to the report, “Deputy Harris activated his emergency lights and sirens to attempt to catch up to the motorcycle. Deputy Harris caught up to the motorcycle near mile marker 345, where the vehicle got on the 345 north exit ramp. The motorcycle then accelerated, crossing State Route 3 and reentering Interstate 75 north. Deputy Harris advised Catoosa County Dispatch that he was in pursuit of the motorcycle.” The motorcyclist, later identified as Noah C McDevitt, 23, of Tennessee, was weaving through traffic on I-75, driving on the left-hand and right-hand shoulder, reaching speeds of 132 mph. Noah exited the interstate at mile marker 350, where Deputy Harris pushed the motorcycle over and tackled Noah to the ground. Noah ignored verbal commands from Deputy Harris and resisted going to the ground until Deputy Weaver grabbed hold of Noah to assist. According to the report, “Due to the maneuverability of the incident vehicle, and the possibility that the pursuit could continue causing more danger to the public, and law enforcement personnel Deputy Harris decided the best course of action given the circumstances was to separate the offender from the motorcycle instead of performing a high-risk traffic stop. At the bottom of the 350 north exit ramp. After taking Noah to the ground, his motorcycle helmet was removed, and he was wearing wired headphones in both ears. During a search, incident to arrest, Deputy Harris found a Tennessee motorcycle tag in the offender’s backpack that returned through NCIC/GCIC to the incident vehicle. Deputy Harris then checked the incident vehicle and found it to have no tag displayed.” Noah was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, where he was charged with felony fleeing, obstruction, reckless driving, display of license, wearing headphones while driving, and driving on roadways lane for travel.