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Train blocks fleeing biker

February 27, 2006

Albany - Dougherty County deputies say that Tommy Edward Jones tried to elude officers on his motorcycle Monday morning, and nearly crashed into a parked train at the Washington Street crossing.

When Jones left Ellen's Beverage Barn on Jefferson Street Monday morning on his motorcycle, store patrons called authorities to say that he was intoxicated.

A deputy tried to stop Jones from leaving, but said that Jones roared away on the two wheeler anyway. Deputies chased him down Jefferson Street to Eight Avenue, then to Jackson Street, and finally ended up at Third Avenue and Washington Street.

Officers said speeds reached 60 miles an hour through Albany streets, and when Jones approached the railroad crossing, he went down on the motorcycle, and slid about 25 yards. He suffered ankle and rib injuries, and is being treated at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

He is also being tested for DUI. When WALB came onto the scene, there was a can old Colt 45 malt liquor in a cup holder on the handle bars of the motorcycle.

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