A 19-year-old was arrested in May for initiating a high-speed chase after stealing a Highway Emergency Response Operators (HERO) vehicle. The incident happened in the afternoon at around 1 p.m. After getting pulled over by police in his own vehicle, the teen fled the scene. The HERO unit was nearby. He entered this vehicle and drove away as its driver tried to stop him. The vehicle driver suffered minor injuries when he was dragged as the teen took off.
As part of the pursuit, the suspect reportedly hit seven Georgia State Patrol vehicles. A person in the area was also hit. To end the chase, Georgia State Patrol performed a pursuit intervention technique maneuver that stopped the fleeing vehicle. Law enforcement stated that the teen had an outstanding warrant. He now faces numerous charges, including firearm possession while committing a felony, marijuana possession, auto theft and aggravated assault.
When arrested on a litany of charges related to theft and more, crafting a defense is critical. Although these charges are serious, there are avenues to reduce them, have some dismissed or even get an acquittal. For teens, this is especially important because this level of charges can have a lasting impact on their future for employment, schooling, military service and other endeavors. A law firm experienced with theft charges, weapons possession and other violations may be able to help.