CUMMING -- A 29-year-old Sharpsburg man was arrested for driving under the influence and a host of other traffic violations after leading Forsyth County deputies on a chase early Saturday morning.
At 2:59 a.m. Saturday, April 22, Anthony Devin Clark was driving a pickup truck westbound on Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) near Market Place Boulevard when a deputy “attempted to make a traffic stop,” according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
“The vehicle fled, travelling down Highway 20 toward Ga. 400 but doubled back a few times,” Rainwater said. “Eventually, the chase continued to Highway 9 south to the Liberty subdivision, where [Clark] made a U-turn back to Highway 9 north.
“The car eventually came to a stop on Highway 20 between Tri-County and Lakeland plazas after we deployed spike strips on the roadway and flattened all four of his tires.”
Though no one was injured during the chase, two patrol cars were heavily damaged and required tow-ing after coming into contact with the suspect’s vehicle at some point during the chase, Rainwater said.
Clark was the sole occupant of the truck and charged with DUI, fleeing and attempting to elude, driving with a suspended license, speeding and a “whole list of other traffic charges,” Rainwater said.
He was transported to the Forsyth County Jail where bond was set at $11,500, though he is also being held for a warrant out of Coweta County, which is where Sharpsburg is located.