A Muscadine, Alabama man wrecked into a Georgia State Patrol vehicle during a pursuit that began in Haralson County and ended in Rockmart.
Just before midnight on Friday, August 26, 2011, Polk County 911 received a call from Haralson County 911 dispatch in reference to a Georgia State Patrol unit that was in pursuit of a red Ford Ranger coming into Polk County on Vinson Mountain Road.
Polk County and Rockmart units were advised to be on the lookout for the vehicles. Polk County units staged at the bottom of Vinson Mountain to make sure that the intersections were clear to allow them to pass through. The staging unit was advised to follow at a safe distance once the vehicles had passed through.
The pursuit wound through New Vinson Mtn Road toward Paulding, Polk County units caught up with the pursuit and followed the GSP unit. The Polk County unit following the pursuit was advised to keep a safe distance behind the suspect and the GSP. The suspect kept circling around and eventually came out on Atlanta Highway near Super Deluxe Road.
The suspect was speeding and driving very reckless, Polk units advised that he almost wrecked several times but somehow managed to get the vehicle back on the road. The chase ended when the suspect wrecked into the GSP cruiser and guard rail just east of Springdale Road. The back passenger tire on the troopers car was flat but no other damage was notable at the time.
Joey Wade Laminack, age 34, of 2985 County Road 14 in Muscadine, Ala., was arrested by Georgia State Patrol and charged with:
- aggravated assault on a police officer
- driving on a suspended license
- reckless driving
- two counts of driving on wrong side of the road
- fleeing/attempting to elude officer
- seat belt violation,
- speeding in excess of maximum limits
- failure to obey traffic control device
Laminack was released on Monday, August 29, 2011 after bonding out on a $17, 200.00 property bond.
Arrest reports for Polk County, Georgia do not reflect the guilt or innocence of the individuals listed. All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Not every arrest/charge leads to a conviction. A conviction or acquittal is determined by the court system.
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