On Wednesday, August 28, an officer with Georgia State Patrol attempted to stop a vehicle near Lanes Bridge on Highway 144. The chase traveled through Appling County on Highway 144 and included Appling County Deputies and Baxley Police, which were called to assist in the chase that reached speeds over 100mph.
As the driver approached the City of Baxley he turned right on Old Ben Carter and then turned left on NFL Drive. As the driver ran a stop sign and attempted to cross over Ben Carter Road he struck an Appling County Sheriff’s vehicle causing the chase to come to an abrupt halt. At this point the driver exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot only to be captured by a host of law enforcement.
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