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17-year-old leads police on high speed chase in stolen car
No injuries reported in incident
Nicholas Traevon Mincey

A teenager driving a stolen vehicle led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Statesboro in the wee hours of the morning Monday.

Nicholas Traevon Mincey, 17, of Highway 25 in Millen, is being held in the Bulloch County Jail on charges of felony fleeing and attempting to elude police, as well as numerous other traffic charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

Mincey was driving a 2005 Toyota Highlander determined to have been stolen from Millen, Anderson said.

"He also has a hold for Jenkins County," he said.

The chase began around 12:20 a.m. on Fair Road after Statesboro police tried to stop Mincey, who was traveling "in excess of
100 mph," Anderson said. "The Highlander fled onto North Main Street, where Bulloch County sheriff's Cpl. Greg Collins began a pursuit."

Mincey then drove westbound on U.S. Highway 80, "running red lights at speeds exceeding 80 mph."

The pursuit continued to the area of U.S. 80 West and U.S. 25, where Collins performed a Precision Immobilization Technique, or PIT, maneuver, "disabling the Highlander," Anderson said.

"Mincey was taken into custody after an extensive search by Cpl. Jody Deal ... and was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains with no bond."

No injuries were reported in the incident. Mincey also was charged with failure to obey a traffic device, stop sign violation, speeding, headlights violation, reckless driving, driving without a valid license, failure to maintain lane and obstruction.


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