High speed chase begins in city of Griffin, ends in Lamar County


A high speed pursuit that began in the city of Griffin ended in Lamar County with the assistance of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Lamar County Sheriff Brad White, the chase ended without injury to his personnel or the suspects.

“It came down the four lane – 341 – and went up Atlanta Street. It came close to town and took a right on Zebulon Street headed towards 18 west towards Zebulon. Then it took a right on Five Points Road going back towards the four-lane,” White said.

The chase ended when multiple law enforcement officers engaged in the pursuit boxed in the suspect’s vehicle.
White was unable to provide any further information pertaining to the suspects or the basis of the pursuit.

“It began in the city of Griffin,” he said. “Griffin (PD) took them back with them.”

He did describe the driver’s demeanor after apprehension as apologetic.

“The guy was very apologetic. He apologized to everyone and said he’d never done anything like that before, but he just didn’t want to go to jail,” White said.

The GRIP sought information about this pursuit from the Griffin Police Department. However, a phone call to Chief Mike Yates and an email to GPD Public Information Officer Lt. Daniel Jett went unanswered.

Additional information pertaining to this incident will be reported when it becomes available.

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