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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

June 30, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Florida man is in jail after leading police on a high-speed chase through two counties.

It all ended in Crisp County just after 10:00 Sunday night after the driver failed to stop for Poulan Police on Highway 82 in Worth County.

Police say the driver, 46-year-old James Albert Smith of Sanford, Florida, was behind the wheel of a Cadillac Deville that at times reached speeds of more than 100 miles-per-hour. Poulan Police called off their pursuit near Highway 300 because the driver was traveling at such a high rate of speed.

Warwick Police picked up the chase on Highway 300 as it continued into Crisp County where troopers with the Georgia State Patrol applied stop sticks at a road block near Byrds Mill Road.  It was here where law enforcement ended the chase peacefully and took Smith into custody.

He is being held in the Crisp County Detention Center charged D-U-I, open container, driving on a suspended license, speeding, and alluding police.

 

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