A New Jersey man was arrested by Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, following a disturbance at the RaceTrac station on Highway 441.
Sheriff Charles Chapman said James Chris Hendricks, 44, 15 Oakhill Drive, Bridgedon, N.J., was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing and attempting to elude police officers, aggravated assault and driving on a suspended driver’s license.
Chapman said Banks County deputies were called by dispatch to a group that was causing a disturbance at the RaceTrac station. As the deputies were arriving, two of the vehicles fled across Highway 441 and down Eisenhower Drive.
When deputies tried to stop the vehicles, a Yukon sports utility vehicle driven by Hendricks failed to yield and allegedly intentionally rammed a Banks County deputy’s patrol car causing damage to the passenger side, Chapman said. However, Hendricks was stopped.
Hendricks was booked into the Banks County jail on the above charges and was later released on bond.
“The incident involving the vehicles was investigated at our request by the Georgia State Patrol,” Chapman said.