Calhoun, Ga., traffic stop turns into 80 mile-per-hour police chase

Calhoun, Ga., traffic stop turns into 80 mile-per-hour police chase

December 13th, 2013 by Alex Green in Local - Breaking News

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Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

CALHOUN, GA. - Wednesday evening, a speeding stop in Calhoun turned into an 80 mile-per-hour police chase on Interstate 75 which resulted in two arrests, seizure by police of eight pounds of marijuana and a total of 18 criminal charges brought against two people.

According to a Calhoun Police Department release, around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tomious Montiwan Lindsey of Stone Mountain, Ga., was stopped for speeding on South Wall Street.

Lindsey reportedly acted nervous when a Calhoun officer approached his vehicle, so he was asked if police could perform a search of his vehicle. He told police no.

Police then had a drug-sniffing dog come out to the stop to do a "free air sniff" around Lindsey's vehicle. The dog reportedly alerted on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Police then removed Lindsey's passenger, Charmaine Christine Conyers, also of Stone Mountain, Ga., from the vehicle. As an officer took Conyers around back of Lindsey's vehicle, police say Lindsey sped away, leaving Conyers behind and hitting two officers who tried to stop him.

Gordon County sherrif's deputies and Georgia State Patrol officers joined in the pursuit of Lindsey, which escalated to speeds over 80 mph, police say.

Lindsey ultimately wrecked in Bartow County, Ga., which borders Gordon County to the south. Police say he lost control of his vehicle.

Conyers was booked into Gordon County Jail. She is charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Lindsey was arrested and booked into Bartow County Jail.

He is charged in Calhoun with speeding; improper passing on left; passing in a no passing zone; reckless driving; failure to yield while crossing intersection; failure to stop for stop sign; failure to obey traffic control device; possession of marijuana more than one ounce; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; hit and run; fleeing and attempting to elude; failure to wear seatbelts; failure to maintain lane; two counts of aggravated assault on police officer; and two counts of obstruction of an officer.