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“A man facing four dozen warrants in North Carolina was arrested after an overnight chase through Habersham and White counties.
Tyler Dallas Cagle of Del Rio, Tennessee, is charged by the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office with felony fleeing and attempting to elude police officer and felony fugitive from justice, as well as misdemeanor charges of tampering with evidence, driving while license suspended or revoked, obstruction of an officer, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of an undivided street, tag light required, speeding, and failure to maintain lane.
At 1:59 a.m. Wednesday, a Habersham County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy observed a black motorcycle with no working tag lights on the rear and operating an offroad-style LED light bar as a headlamp.
The motorcycle came to a stop on Talmadge Drive at Hollywood Highway. When the deputy turned behind the motorcycle it continued gaining speed, traveling over 65 mph.
The motorcycle crossed the centerline just before Buckhorn Road and passed another vehicle in the oncoming traffic lane, so the deputy activated his blue lights to conduct a traffic stop.
The motorcycle continued to accelerate, so the deputy activated his siren and advised dispatchers he was in pursuit.
The pursuit traveled down Hollywood Highway, turned right onto New Liberty Road at up to 90 mph, continuing onto Oakey Mountain Road, turned right onto Raper Mountain Road, then turned left onto Ga. 197.
The rider continued on Ga. 197 and turned right onto Ga. 255.
When at the intersection of Ga. 255 and Ga. 17, the area of Sautee Junction, the rider was unable to control the motorcycle to make a turn and continued onto a gravel drive and into a grass field.
The rider lost control on the wet grass and laid the motorcycle down.
After being arrested by Habersham County deputies, who were assisted by White County officers, Cagle initially provided a different birthdate.
When deputies gathered information that Cagle could be from Haywood County, N.C., a deputy there provided his correct date of birth and stated Cagle has 48 warrants showing out of that county, with the latest being felony fleeing and eluding.
Cagle complained of injuries and was transported by White County ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Habersham with deputy escort.
He has since been booked at the Habersham County Detention Center in Clarkesville.”