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Owner arrested after officials found car in I-75 chase wasn't stolen

Police ram vehicle involved in high-speed chase after it hits divider. (Source: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office) Police ram vehicle involved in high-speed chase after it hits divider. (Source: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The owner of a car at the center of a multi-county chase has been arrested.

Scott Bennett, 55, reported to the Valdosta Police Department that his car was stolen on July 28.

On August 8, officers saw the car on I-75 in Cook County. Once the car entered Lowndes County, deputies pursued it.

The chase eventually ended in a wreck and three people were arrested.

Detectives interviewed those arrested, and evidence was found that Bennett traded the car for drugs.

Warrants were taken out Friday morning for Bennett for a felony charge of filing a false statement and false report of a crime.

He was arrested Friday afternoon and transported to the Lowndes County Jail.

“Due to the offender’s outright lie in this case, many lives were put in danger on Tuesday and a deputy wrecked his vehicle because this vehicle had been falsely reported stolen.  We are very lucky that no one was injured. As has been previously mentioned, anyone that gives false information to law enforcement will be held accountable,” said Lieutenant Adam Bembry. 

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