Cordele Police chase ends with downed utility pole, fire hydrant - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Cordele Police chase ends with downed utility pole, fire hydrant

CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Debris still remained at the scene, Monday night, on 1st and 11th avenue in Cordele as a chase between cops and a driver of Mercury Grand Marquis came to an end with the suspect crashing into a utility pole, fire hydrant and a building.

"He passes another vehicle going over the railroad tracks causing the vehicle to lose control and takes out a power pole, a fire hydrant and crashes into the building," said Officer Brenton West with the Cordele Police Officer.

The chase happened just before 10:30 Monday morning.

Cops say they were pulling over driver Tonio Sanders for a window tint violation and that's when he took off on a chase toping speeds of 50 miles per hour.

Dash cam video that shows Officer Brenton West behind Sanders. He compared the ordeal to a scene out of an action movie.

"When I saw the vehicle going airborne into the power pole and sideways into the building and water from the fire hydrant just going everywhere and the sparks from the power lines, it was crazy," said Officer West.

Officer West said they do not yet have a motive for why Sanders took off, though he did have a warrant out for his arrest for probation violation.

Cops are happy this chase didn't end any worse.

"The driver of the vehicle was just real lucky. It was a miracle. It was definitely eye opening. If there was another car there at the stop sign near the light pole he would have taken it out," said Officer West.

At last check, cops say that Sanders is still at the ICU at Crisp Regional and charges are pending against him.

Crews were still working to replace that fire hydrant late Monday night.

Crisp County Deputies assisted Cordele Police in the chase and arrest of Sanders.

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-02-19 13:58:20 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-02-19 15:06:54 GMT

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>
  • PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-02-19 05:33:47 GMT
    Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>
  • Black history program honors history maker

    Black history program honors history maker

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-19 04:55:08 GMT
    Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly