Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase Through Lowndes County

Adrian Garner
Posted at 12:46 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 18:03:49-05

LOWNDES Co., GA (WTXL) - Deputies say a man was arrested in Lowndes County after taking law enforcement officers on a car chase with speeds exceeding 100 mph, all while two children were in the car.

Adrian Garner was arrested on Monday evening and taken to the Lowndes County Jail.

Lowndes County deputies say they received a call from Cook County deputies that they were chasing a vehicle down I-75 and were traveling into the county.

A Lowndes Co. deputy joined the chase where Garner is said to have been traveling over 100 mph and was not stopping.

At one point in the chase, deputies say Garner tired to swerve his vehicle and hit a patrol car but missed.

A Georgia State Trooper performed a P.I.T. maneuver, where they used their vehicle to hit the back end of Garner's car, causing it to spin and hit a guardrail.

Deputies then went to arrest Garner, and say he attempted to drive away, pressing the accelerator and trying to shift gears. Deputies and Troopers were able to arrest him though.

Inside, deputies found a woman and two children, a three-year-old and a one-year-old. None were injured and deputies say they took all three to a local motel.

Garner is expected to appear in magistrate court on Tuesday. His charges are aggravated assault on a peace officer, fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, speeding, and two counts of failure to restrain a child.