Cherokee County law enforcement was on alert Wednesday morning, as a high-speed chase in northwest Georgia appeared to be heading into Alabama; however that pursuit remained on the Georgia side with the driver eventually crashing in the Gore community of Chattooga County.
That incident started when the subject refused to pull over in Floyd County
According to Chattooga County Chief Deputy Kevin Woods, Cave Spring Police attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver sped off, leading Cave Spring Police, Floyd County Police, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol on a chase down Highway 100, where the driver entered Chattooga County and continued to Highway 114, where he made a right and then made another right onto Highway 27 South.
The chase ended near the Dirt Town Deli.
Chief Deputy Woods said that the driver and a passenger were both taken into custody by the Georgia State Patrol and Cave Spring Police.
After a medical evaluation, the two were booked into the Floyd County Jail.
According to Floyd County Jail Reports, 33 Michael Robert Burnett of a Woodstock, Georgia address was charged with fleeing or attempting to allude, driving without a valid license, acquiring a license plate with intent to conceal or misrepresent, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime; the second occupant in the vehicle – 44 year old Debra Christina Phillips – was arrested and charged with possession of Schedule IV Drug, with the possession of methamphetamine and also tampering with evidence.
(WZQZ Chattooga County Radio)