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Ga. 400 chase through south Forsyth ends with crash, arrests
John Delatorre
John Delatorre. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two men will take a trip to jail upon being released from an area hospital after they reportedly fled a traffic stop during rush hour Tuesday morning on Ga. 400.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies initiated the southbound stop about 9 a.m. between Exits 14 and 13, according to Robin Regan, a spokesman for the agency.

The driver, 25-year-old John Delatorre of Alpharetta, fled by heading south in the emergency lane and median “due to heavy traffic.” He was charged with felony probation violation from Cherokee County, reckless driving, two counts of failure to maintain lane, speeding, improper passing, fleeing to elude — a felony — and DUI.

The passenger, Kenneth Brandon Wilbanks, 24 of Cumming, had outstanding probation warrants.

Both are being held in Forsyth County without bond, said Doug Rainwater, also a sheriff's office spokesman.

That pursuit ended with a crash on the Old Milton Parkway/Exit 10 ramp in the nearby city of Alpharetta.

Alpharetta police placed the two into custody after a brief foot chase following the crash. They were then taken to a hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.