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Deputy lost control of car during chase
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Forsyth County News

Anyone with information about the motorcyclist in Monday night’s pursuit can call the sheriff’s Crime Stoppers tipline at (770) 888-7308. Calls may remain anonymous.

Authorities are searching for a motorcyclist who eluded capture during a late-night chase that resulted in a sheriff’s deputy wrecking a patrol car.

According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s report, no one was injured when the patrol car slid down the shoulder of Holtzclaw Road during the pursuit.

Sheriff’s Capt. Frank Huggins said the motorcyclist faces several felony charges, including aggravated assault, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and possession of methamphetamine.

“We’d like anyone with information about the driver to come forward,” Huggins said. “Calls can be anonymous.”

The report shows the investigating deputy lost control of the vehicle when he took a curve too fast.

Other deputies continued after the motorcycle, but lost sight of it and ended the chase.

According to the report, the deputy was on Pilgrim Mill Road when he noticed the tag of a silver Suzuki motorcycle was bent and covered in mud.

The deputy turned on his lights and sirens and the motorcycle slowed on Sinclair Shores Road before accelerating.

The deputy noted the driver of the motorcycle threw something out of his pockets that the report said was later determined to be a glass pipe and suspected methamphetamine.

The motorcycle went back down Pilgrim Mill and then onto Holtzclaw, where it nearly collided with another vehicle, the report said.

The deputy unsuccessfully attempted to stop the motorcycle by blocking its path as they approached Browns Bridge Road.

The motorcycle struck the patrol car’s passenger side door several times, according to the report, pinning another deputy before it got around the vehicle and sped down Holtzclaw.

In the report, the deputy states that he “took a turn too fast and lost control of my vehicle” driving on Holtzclaw.

The suspect is described in the report as a white man with medium build and long, brown hair in a ponytail.