A Homer man was arrested on Monday on the Historic Homer Highway following a chase. Banks County Sheriff Charles Chapman reported Mitchell Lee Adams, 28, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving on a suspended driver’s license, speeding, no insurance, expired tag, fixing a license plate to conceal the identity of a vehicle, driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to use a turn signal.
“A Georgia State Patrol trooper was checking speed north bound on Highway 441 when he clocked Adams’ vehicle at 92 m.p.h.,” the sheriff said. “The state trooper pursued the vehicle to catch up to it. Adams turned the vehicle onto Historic Homer Highway at the Homer Chevron Station and headed back toward Homer.”
The state trooper initiated a pit maneuver on the vehicle and Adams lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle hit an embankment and came to a stop in the ditch along the roadway, Chapman stated.
Adam’s then left the vehicle and fled on foot into the woods. The trooper gave chase and Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on the scene to assist.
Adams was later taken into custody by a Banks County deputy.
“Just a few months ago Adams fled from the same state trooper,” Chapman said.
Adams was taken to the Banks County jail and booked on the charges above, Chapman reported.