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Brooks Co. DUI driver rams trooper car in pursuit

(Lowndes Co. Sheriff photo) (Lowndes Co. Sheriff photo)
The DUI suspect hit the trooper's car (Law enforcement photo) The DUI suspect hit the trooper's car (Law enforcement photo)
(Law enforcement photo) (Law enforcement photo)

Just after midnight Monday morning, Morven Police were conducting a road check on GA Highway 133 in Brooks County. A man driving a 2005 Ford Expedition ran his car through the road check, and took off flying down the road.

Morven Police took off after him, southbound towards Valdosta. They radio for help from the Georgia State Patrol. Driving  80 MPH in a  45 speed zone, the man roared through Valdosta on St. Augustine Road, disregarding traffic signals.

He tried to make a right turn onto River Street but lost control and struck a concrete median, which spun him around backward before coming to a stop. The Trooper attempted to pin in the vehicle against the concrete, but the driver rammed the patrol car.

The Trooper jumped out, drew his service weapon and ordered the driver to stop. The driver gave up and was apprehended by Lowndes County deputies.

He was identified as 20 year old Zatavius Tamar Lewis of Moultrie.  21 year old Bobby Lee Hill, 17 year old Jacovia Williams, and a 16 year old juvenile female, all from Moultrie, were in the car with him.

Deputies located several small bags of Marijuana in the Expedition. 

Lewis was transported to Lowndes County Jail.and booked on charges of with Driving While Unlicensed, Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Felony Fleeing, and Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement and Felony Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement.

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office has additional misdemeanor and felony drug related charges on all the occupants of the vehicle. Morven Police Department also has additional pursuit related charges.

No injuries were reported from law enforcement, occupants or citizens during the pursuit.

No property damage was sustained other than the Expedition and damage to the GSP patrol car. 

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