Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
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Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) –A suspected drunk driver led authorities on a wild ride over the weekend in Lowndes County.
When a sheriff's deputy tried to pull over the man for speeding, he took off.
The chase ended when he jumped a guard rail and crashed into a tree.
This is dash cam video of a high speed chase on Highway 41 in Lowndes County toward Lake Park. Staff Sergeant Kenny Yarbrough tried to pull over 35-year old Mark Christopher Wheeler for going 17 miles over the speed limit but Wheeler would not stop.
"He followed the vehicle up to Dasher where the vehicle turned around and checked him on radar at 72 and as the vehicle approached the Lake Park area, he initiated a traffic stop," said Capt. Michael Weldon.
This is Wheeler's silver dodge nitro as he was pulled over in the True Value Hardware parking lot in Lake Park and then took off. This is what the the SUV looks like now.
"They turn into the Quality Inn parking lot where the nitro jumped the curb," said Capt. Weldon.
Yarbrough then chased him through the Farmhouse restaurant parking lot. Then, got on Millstore Road.
The chase ended after Wheeler flew over the guard rail and hit a tree. I-75 is just yards away.
Wheeler was going 90 to 100 miles per hour when he hit the guard. He walked away from the crash. He refused medical treatment and would not take a sobriety test. Wheeler is charged with evading, three traffic offenses and DUI.