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Deputies arrest man after high speed pursuit

9:05 PM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Hall County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who led them on a high speed chase down I-985, after a 3 hour search, on Tuesday evening. 

The man, 39-year-old Michael Barnier Jr., fled from the Murphy Road Probation Office while his probation officer attempted to serve him with a felony warrant. 

According to police, the man "jumped into his pick-up truck and fled the scene" with the probation officer in the back of his truck. 

The suspect led authorities on a high speed pursuit and exited the truck on foot near the Spout Springs Road exit. 

Barnier has been charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, obstruction and numerous traffic violations.

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