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Brooklet chase reaches over 100 mph; ends in a crash
high speed chase

A man fleeing from Brooklet police led officers from several local law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase ending in a crash at Highway 67 and Brooklet-Denmark Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

According to radio reports, the white Dodge Neon approached 100 mph at times, with the driver intentionally trying to run other cars off the road, attempting head-on collisions. Other Brooklet police joined the chase.

The driver, whose identity has not yet been released, first drove down a dead-end road in Brooklet while fleeing from the Brooklet police officer. He crashed, but kept driving and fled on Brooklet-Denmark Highway.

When he crashed again at the intersection, the Brooklet officer called for EMS immediately. At least four vehicles were involved in the wreck, according to sources at the scene. One person was entrapped.

The driver of the Dodge Neon was arrested after officers were forced to use a Taser to subdue him, according to reports. Reasons for the chase are yet unclear.

Further details will be published in the Statesboro Herald when crash reports are completed.


Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414. 


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