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Car chase disrupts Ga. 400

Suspect fleeing Dawson County

POSTED: July 12, 2013 12:28 a.m.


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A Riverdale man faces a litany charges in Forsyth and Dawson counties following a car chase Wednesday night on Ga. 400.

Mamadou Diallo, 28, fled when Dawson County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop him on suspicion of a fraudulent credit card activity at a drug store near the North Georgia Premium Outlets.

The chase started about 7:45 p.m. and continued south down Ga. 400 into north Forsyth, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Josh Hedden.

The state patrol and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office picked up the chase at Bottoms Road, where Diallo crossed the median and headed south in the northbound lanes of Ga. 400, Hedden said.

At the intersection of Martin Road, Diallo swerved back to the southbound side of the corridor.

About 8:05 p.m., Hedden stopped the car with a pit maneuver just north of Hwy. 369.

The state patrol filed more than dozen traffic charges against Diallo in Forsyth County for the chase. They ranged from fleeing and attempting to elude to reckless driving and driving on the wrong side of a divided road, among others.

Diallo was booked into the Dawson County Jail, where he faces additional charges.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office directed traffic during the incident, closing southbound lanes from about 7:55 to 9:05 p.m., spokesman Doug Rainwater said.

Hedden said deputies also laid down a spike strip at Hwy. 369.


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