3 people arrested after high-speed chase on I-75

3 people arrested after high-speed chase on I-75

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Three people are in jail after a high-speed chase on I-75 Tuesday morning.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol said they pursued Jeremy Johnson, Jimmy Berrian, and Shamiah Sharp until the car crashed into a divider.

Sheriff Ashley Paulk said Johnson, 34, Berrian, 39, Sharp, 29, sped into Lowndes County on I-75 in a reported stolen Buick Rendezvous.

A video showed the driver cutting off a truck hauling another truck on exit 16 headed towards Quitman.

Paulk said it almost caused a patrol officer to drive off the road.

GSP and deputies were able to catch back up to the car but Paulk said the car showed no intention of slowing down.

"They've got a stack of traffic charges, alluding, damage to property, they will have a stack of tickets," said Paulk.

It was at James Road where the high-speed chase came to an end after the Buick struck the divider and nearly ripped off its front bumper.

Paulk said this is around the tenth high-speed chase they have had since January and that is normal.

"We're going to encounter it, we've got the interstate," said Paulk.

Paulk said he is pleased with how his deputies handled the chase and wants to send a message to criminals.

"If you break the law you're going to get caught. You may not get caught the first time or the second time, but eventually, there's going to be the time that you get caught and you're going to pay for it," warned Paulk.

Paulk said that Johnson will be charged with theft, alluding police and property damage, all of which are felonies.

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