SOUTH FORSYTH — An attempt to flee a traffic stop during rush hour on Ga. 400 this past winter has led to the driver being indicted on six counts.
At about 9 a.m. on Feb. 10, 25-year-old John Paul Delatorre of Alpharetta reportedly drove south in the emergency lane between Exits 14 and 13 “due to heavy traffic.”
He faces two counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, one count of driving under the influence of drugs and separate counts of driving without a license and no proof of insurance.
According to the recent Forsyth County Grand Jury indictment report, Delatorre was traveling more than 20 miles above the posted speed limit, which is 65 mph.
The pursuit ended with a crash on the Old Milton Parkway/Exit 10 ramp in the nearby city of Alpharetta, resulting in one count of aggravated assault.
Delatorre and his passenger, 24-year-old Kenneth Brandon Wilbanks of Cumming, were taken to an area hospital before being detained in Forsyth County without bond.
Alpharetta police placed the two in custody after a brief foot chase following the wreck.