BERRIEN CO., GA (WALB) - Law enforcement in Berrien County was on the look out Thursday for the driver who was accused of leading a state trooper on a high speed chase and then stealing a car.
Around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, a state trooper tried to pull over a Chevy Camaro driving recklessly on Herbert Watson Road. The car turned onto Radio Station Road and then onto Highway 135, where it eventually stopped.
The driver got out and ran away, but the passenger in the car, Michael Dixon, was arrested.
A K-9 unit tracked the driver to a nearby house where a car had been stolen, but the driver was not found. "They came in and tracked up to a house where, ultimately, a vehicle had been stolen. We're not sure at this point had the vehicle been stolen prior to us tracking him there or after," said Berrien County Sheriff Anthony Heath.
Dixon was charged Thursday with DUI and driving on a suspended license because he tried to control the car after the driver got out.
The stolen car was found abandoned early Thursday morning inside Nashville city limits, about five miles away from where it had been stolen. "It was found early this morning by some residents in the neighborhood," said Sheriff Heath. "They thought it looked out of place and called us."
Call the Berrien County Sheriff's Office at 229-686-7071 if you have any information.