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Colquitt chase suspect captured

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Sgt. Sean Ladson Sgt. Sean Ladson

A man swerves around stop sticks on a dangerous chase through Colquitt County.  Nine patrol cars took part in the chase Wednesday afternoon.

This was not Brad Tuff's first time running from police. In 2012, he also lead deputies on a high speed chase through the county.   Dash cam video shows Brad Tuff leading sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase through Colquitt county.    

"He did not comply with the traffic stop and a chased ensued which took us on back roads to the City of Norman Park," said Sgt. Sean Ladson.  

Investigators says Tuff was wanted on drug charges. The Colquitt County Sheriff's Office says the chase started here on Highway 133 south and continued for 12 miles. It then ended on South Railroad Street in Norman Park.

He surrendered to deputies at his sister's house down the road. It took seven units from the sheriff's office and two police units from Norman Park to try to slow Tuff. Not even several attempts to put out spike strips could stop him.   He barely missed another patrol car and he continues to try to get away.

"85 miles an hour or more approximately. He also was operating the vehicle in a reckless manner,'' Sgt. Sean Ladson.  

The chase lasted about 11 minutes. At one point, Tuff stops his car during the chase and then decides to speed off again. When Tuff was finally arrested, officers found marijuana and other drug paraphernalia in his car.  

"Use for the sale and distribution for the sale of marijuana we also seized 4,000 of cash of this person," said Ladson.  

Tuff is charged with the sale of marijuana, fleeing, attempting to elude law enforcement and reckless driving. Brad Tuff was out on probation at the time of the chase. Now he is back in the Colquitt County Jail.


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