Motorcyclist leads authorities on chase from Peach to Crisp County
CRISP COUNTY, Ga. -- A motorcycle driver is facing charges after leading authorities on a high speed chase from Peach County to Crisp County.
According to the Crisp County Sheriff's Office, the chase began at about 11:30 Wednesday morning.
Sgt. First Class John Posey with the Georgia State Patrol said that it began when a Peach County deputy tried to stop the motorcycle for speeding at upwards of 100 mph, though the driver didn't stop.
Posey said that at around mile marker 102, a trooper got behind the motorcycle and attempted to set up the box-in maneuver but the driver tried to shoot off again, hitting the back of the lead trooper's patrol car and losing control.
He said that during the chase, the motorcycle maintained a speed of between 140 and 150 mph.
The driver, Jacob Michael Meyer, 21, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, suffered minor injured in the crash and was taken to the hospital.
The Georgia State Patrol is leading the investigation into the chase and according to the Crisp County Sheriff's Office, charges are pending.