Suspect arrested after leading police on high-speed chase in Pooler

Crime & Safety

POOLER, Ga. (WSAV) — A suspect was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase in Pooler.

Christopher Etheridge, 48, faces up to eight charges and was arrested after the chase ended near Highway 80 and Pooler Parkway. A video allegedly shows Etheridge driving a white pickup truck off the side of the road, then jumping out and heading towards a wooded area.

Some of the charges include:

  • Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense
  • Aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Hit and run duty of driver to stop at or return to scene of accident
  • Among others

Pooler Fire Chief said the incident started with a stolen vehicle earlier today. A helicopter and K9 units were deployed in the area.

Officers searched a wooded area near Pooler Seafood and Advanced Auto along Highway 80. No further details were released.

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