A Georgia state trooper and two suspects he was chasing were all hospitalized after they wrecked in a high-speed pursuit on Hwy. 41 in the wee hours of June 29.
State trooper Alan Rhodes, a member of the Georgia State Patrol’s Night Hawk unit, tried to stop a black Nissan Maxima in Macon around 3 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. But the Maxima took off at speeds of 120 mph and fled up Hwy. 41 into Monroe County near Bolingbroke.
As the chase went north on Hwy. 41 near the I-475 bridge, Rhodes tapped the back of the Maxima, which overturned and landed between the railroad tracks and Hwy. 41, while Rhodes’ patrol car struck a tree.
The driver, Jeremiah Scott, 22, of Macon, and his passenger, Ashton Wilson, 32, of Macon, were taken to Navicent Health, as was Rhodes, as a precaution.
Investigators found marijuana in the vehicle and Scott was charged with DUI, hit-and-run, possession of marijuana, fleeing, reckless driving. no headlight, failure to stop and speeding.