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Man slips out of clothing, sends police on high speed chase

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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dash cam video of a high speed chase leads police and state troopers through two counties. It all started Friday night in Warwick when an officer tried to arrest a man for a traffic violation. He didn't want to give up easy.

A high speed chase like this doesn't happen much in Warwick- population 500.

Warwick Police Chief Raymond Bedal says police conducted a traffic stop when they pulled over 33-year-old Corey Bryant. They attempted to arrest him for having a suspended license. He escaped from the T-shirt and jacket off his back. Police chased him around the car until he jumped through the passenger's side and drove off.

Police followed Bryant down Highway 300 South in his girlfriend's Pontiac Grand AM reaching speeds of 110 mph. They turned left onto Old Albany road. Crisp County Sheriff's Deputies and GSP assisted with the chase down the two lane road, passing oncoming traffic, and an elementary school.

"It's dangerous to exceed the speed limit and he went three times the speed limit in a 35 mph zone putting officers in danger," Chief Bedal said. 

He slows down in a Cordele neighborhood, runs stop signs, and finally stops on 24th Avenue in a yard after hitting a tree. A Crisp County Sheriff's Deputy tazed Bryant and took him to jail.

One in three high speed chases end with injuries. Bryant is charged with driving on a suspended license, fleeing from officers, possession of marijuana and reckless driving. He is currently out on bond.


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