A Loganville woman is now in Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office custody after she allegedly led deputies on a high-speed pursuit down Ga. 400 early Tuesday morning.
Christina Lee Waggoner, 44, of Loganville was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, fleeing/attempting to elude for a felony offense, reckless driving and several other traffic offenses after her vehicle was forcibly stopped by patrol cars on Ga. 400 north, just south of the Dawson County line.
According to sheriff’s office spokesman, Cpl. Doug Rainwater, a patrol deputy first attempted to stop Waggoner at about 1:54 a.m. on Ga. 400 north, south of Exit 14, for allegedly failing to maintain lane.
Rainwater said that Waggoner exited Ga. 400 at Exit 14 “as if she was going to stop for the deputy,” but the vehicle then crossed over Hwy. 20 at speed and returned to Ga. 400 north.
“At this point, he called out a pursuit and we activated our stop sticks (spike strips) at Exit 17,” Rainwater said.
Waggoner’s vehicle, according to Rainwater, hit the spike strips at Exit 17 and continued on deflated tires at a higher rate of speed until it was finally forced to a stop near the Dawson County line by deputies executing a pit maneuver, a method of forcing a vehicle to turn and stop.
Rainwater said that Waggoner then surrendered to deputies and was taken into custody.
Waggoner is being held in the Forsyth County Jail under a $11,350 bond.