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Fleeing Driver Repeatedly Foiled By Locked Gates

Fleeing Driver Repeatedly Foiled By Locked Gates

LaGrange Police have arrested a female for reckless driving and fleeing after she allegedly attempted to avoid a late night holiday checkpoint. Fortunately for police, the woman was caught before things got more dangerous when she was blocked by not one but two locked gates. Fleeing Driver Repeatedly Foiled By Locked Gates

Early Friday morning about 1 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint near the intersection of Vernon Street at Forrest Avenue when police encountered a white Chevrolet Malibu that made an abrupt stop and attempt to turn into the LaGrange College campus.

Due to a metal gate, the vehicle was barely able turn off the road and was denied access to the campus.

Thinking the driver was attempting to avoid the checkpoint, officers began to investigate the vehicle, which quickly backed out from the closed access roadway in a reckless manner and speed off in the opposite direction.

Officers attempted to catch up with the vehicle, which continued on at a high rate of speed and made a wide turn onto College Avenue due to its excessive speed, now clearly attempting to elude police.

The vehicle then attempted to turn into another LaGrange College parking lot, but the vehicle was again blocked due to a locked gate.

Police then caught up and blocked the vehicle in and discovered the female driver was attempting to slouch down in her seat.

Upon making contact with the driver, later identified as Brenia Anshay Porter, officers asked her what she was doing and if she had a license. Porter then claimed to have a license, but never answered about her erratic driving.

Officers then requested her license and Porter handed over a State of Georgia identification card, which police ran and determined her license was resuspended as of July due to a previous charge of Driving on a Suspended License.

As a result, Porter, age 24, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Driving while License Suspended, Reckless Driving, and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement Officers.

Porter was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer