Authorities detain driver after two-county chase

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Posted at 9:15 PM, May 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-27 17:22:31-04

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia State Police say authorities have detained a man suspected of driving drunk during a chase that spanned two counties and caused multiple wrecks. One injured a pregnant woman.

State police told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) the chase began when the suspect turned his vehicle around to avoid a driver checkpoint in Gwinnett County. He then sped away.

Authorities say the driver struck a van, injuring a pregnant woman. She was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Her condition hasn't been released.

Later, the driver struck a state trooper's vehicle in Hall County. He was caught shortly after when he crashed into oncoming traffic. The trooper was not injured.

Police did not identify the driver. They said he was taken to the hospital on his way to Gwinnett County Jail.