23-year-old woman jailed on 8 charges following chase

A 23-year-old Gainesville woman remained in the Hall County Jail without bond Wednesday morning following a weekend chase on I-985, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO). The sheriff’s office released details of the incident on Tuesday.


“At approximately 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, a Hall County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit deputy observed a car traveling north on Interstate 985 at approximately 88 mph at Exit 8 (Ga. 347/Friendship Road). The deputy activated his emergency blue lights and siren and attempted to catch up with the car, a 2022 Toyota Camry.

As the deputy gained on the car, the driver turned off its headlights, sped up to more than 100 mph, changed lanes without a signal and failed to maintain lane. When the deputy got close enough to read the tag, the driver pulled over without incident at Exit 12 (Spout Springs Road).

The deputy arrested the car’s driver, identified as Lindsey Ngu, 23, of Gainesville, on the following charges:

·         Possession of methamphetamine (felony) – less than one gram

·         Possession of drug-related objects (misdemeanor)

·         Fleeing/attempting to elude police officer for felony offense

·         Reckless driving first offense

·         DUI drugs less safe

·         Speeding

·         Headlights and other lights required

·         Failure to maintain lane

·         Failure to use signal while changing lanes”