FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A suspected drunk driver's attempt to escape a Forsyth County deputy came to a dramatic end, recently, when he inadvertently launched his truck off the roadway at high speed.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Coggins was on Highway 369 near Hammonds Crossing when he spotted a truck that, based on the video, wasn't staying in its lane.

Suspecting the driver was under the influence of alcohol, Coggins attempted a stop.  And, to begin with, everything seemed to be going well, with the truck putting on its right blinker and heading to the side of the road.

But, suddenly, the driver cuts the steering wheel sharply to the left and makes a full U-turn heading back the other direction.  Deputy Coggins, however, wasn't far behind and began to pursue the driver.

Dashcam video shows the driver eventually take a right turn and speeding away once more, this time with a long straight road ahead of him. At one point, he even crosses into oncoming lanes to pass another motorist.

Police have already blocked an upcoming intersection at this point to prevent anyone from getting hit as the escaping driver flies through.

The video provided by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office then cuts ahead to later in the chase.  Finally, the pursuit comes to an end as the driver blows through a red light on a curve and fails to keep the vehicle on the road.

The truck is seen on the dashcam launching up an embankment and then coming down again flipping into a crash landing and a cloud of dust.

Despite the rocky end to the vehicle chase, the suspect, later identified as Santiago Ortiz Catala someone manages to escape and run into the wood line according to officers heard talking on bodycam video - their guns and flashlights drawn in the direction of the wreckage.

A search by a department K-9 unit soon reveals Catala hiding in the woods as the officer repeatedly warns him "show me your hands or you're gonna get bit."

Eventually, he's handcuffed and arrested on a list of charges that include possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, drug-related objects, possession of a Schedule I substance, obstruction, theft by receiving stolen property, failure to maintain lane, driving under the influence, altering the serial number of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless driving and several warrants.

The video closes out with the bark of the K-9 unit followed by the voice of an officer.

"Good, man, Bubba. That's a good boy," he says as the dog pants. "You found that bad man."

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