Teen hits sheriff’s car during traffic stop

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — After getting pulled over Oct. 29 for speeding, a 19-year-old hit a sheriff’s patrol car twice.

The deputy was using his dash radar unit along Dahlonega Highway when he saw two cars speeding. He pursued one along Oak Grove Circle when the second car stopped to possibly get the deputy’s attention. The deputy drove around that car and continued to follow the first car with lights on. The second car followed.

The first car pulled into the Oak Grove Church parking lot, and the deputy pulled in behind him. The deputy was about to put his car in park when the teenager put his car in reverse and hit the patrol vehicle.

The deputy said the teen was slow to react and engage with him. When he said he hit the patrol car, the teen reportedly looked confused and said the deputy hit his car. The deputy said he smelled burnt marijuana and told the teen to get out of the car. The car then rolled back and hit the patrol car again.

The teen said he last smoked pot four hours earlier. The deputy found marijuana paraphernalia in the car.

The second driver said he noticed the erratic driving and saw the teen hit another car, but that hit and run went unreported, along with another crash.

The teen was arrested for possession of drug-related objects, DUI, possession of marijuana, speeding and improper backing.


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