CLAYTON, Ga. -- A motorcycle driver is now facing a long list of charges after leading multiple police agencies on a high-speed chase throughout northeast Georgia.
According to an incident report, on April 13, a Georgia State Patrol trooper was at GA Hwy 15 near Boggs Mountain Road when he spotted a motorcycle without a license plate. The trooper followed behind the motorcycle with his emergency lights, and the driver signaled as if to let the trooper know that he was going to pull over.
When the motorcycle driver failed to stop, the trooper put on his siren and pulled up beside the bike and gestured for him to pull over. The driver nodded "OK," and the trooper slowed down to get behind the motorcycle. But instead of stopping, the motorcycle driver faked out the trooper and rapidly accelerated.
The trooper then began chasing the driver, who was weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights and reaching speeds more than 100 mph. At one point, the driver even came within feet of colliding with an SUV at an intersection.
The chase spanned multiple police jurisdictions, leading the Rabun County Sheriff's Office, Dillard Police and Clayton Police to all get involved. It finally ended when the motorcycle hit a curb and crashed.
When officers asked the driver why he fled, he reportedly told them that his throttle got stuck. Authorities identified him as 45-year-old Eric Anthony Moss, but when they ran his identification, it came back as suspended. Moss also allegedly told authorities he bought the motorcycle that day, which was why there was no tag, but was unable to provide insurance information. Arresting officers also found a "green leafy material" inside a glass jar on Moss, suspected to be marijuana.
Moss was charged with possession of marijuana, driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance, failure to signal when changing lanes, failure to obey traffic control devices, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude police, aggressive driving, passing on the shoulder, failure to maintain lane, driving within a median. He was taken to the Rabun County Detention Center.
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