By WTOC Staff
Published: Dec. 11, 2022 at 8:23 PM EST
LIBERTY COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A routine traffic stop for speeding led to a high speed chase through Liberty and McIntosh County Sunday.
This happened at Mile Marker 79 southbound shortly before 5 p.m.
Officials say the driver of a Mustang starting speeding after a deputy turned on his lights to stop the driver. The chase reached speeds between 130 to 140 miles per hour.
The driver made a U-turn on a interstate in McIntosh County and began traveling northbound at a high rate of speed with deputies from Liberty and McIntosh in pursuit.
A Liberty County deputy used the PIT maneuver technique to stop the car. After that, the driver crashed at Mile Marker 68.
Two men were arrested, a firearm, and an estimated 100 pounds of Marijuana were found in the car.
The passenger in the mustang was treated for a minor head injury. Both men have been placed under arrest and are expected to face multiple charges.
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