“At approximately 1:10 a.m. Monday, Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a BOLO (be on the lookout) from the White County Sheriff’s Office about a driver who had fled from them at a high rate of speed in a gray Dodge Challenger.
HCSO deputies spotted the car on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway near the Georgia State Patrol post and observed it passing another vehicle in a no passing zone. A deputy followed the car and attempted a traffic stop by activating his patrol vehicle’s blue emergency lights and sirens, but the driver kept going.
The driver, later identified as Alain Carranza-Chavez, 18, skidded through the intersection of Limestone Parkway and Cleveland Highway, knocked down a state road sign and kept driving on Limestone. Carranza-Chavez, of Norcross, ran a red light at Clarks Bridge Road and continued through Jesse Jewell Parkway onto Textile Way where his car collided with a concrete wall and several trees. Carranza-Chavez fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later behind a business on Textile Way.
Hall County Fire Rescue checked him on the scene for minor injuries, and deputies took him to jail.
Carranza-Chavez is charged with the following:
· Fleeing/attempting to elude (felony)
· Duty to stop at accident with damage (hit and run)
· Reckless driving
· No passing zone
· Obedience to required traffic-control devices
· Failure to maintain lane
He remained in jail on $13,090 bond Tuesday morning.”