By Leah Banks –
PEACHTREE CITY — Peachtree City police had a busy Saturday when an attempted traffic stop led to a high-speed chase and arrest on Highway 54/74.
On April 16, officers attempted to pull over Gerontay D. Adams, 29, of Stone Mountain for a routine traffic stop because of reckless driving.
Peachtree City Spokesperson Donte Phillips said that the incident escalated when Adams led the officers on a high-speed chase down Highway 54/74 and continued to drive recklessly.
“He was driving northbound on the southbound side of the highway and it was a very dangerous situation,” Phillips said.
Officers waited until the vehicles involved were not able to harm others to make intentional contact with Adams’ vehicle to stop the chase using a vehicle pursuit termination technique.
“Officers made sure that it was safe to make intentional contact with the vehicle. They did not want to cause any harm to other drivers, civilians, or pedestrians,” Phillips said.
Officers were able to arrest Adams with no injuries to officers or Adams, but conducted a search of the vehicle due to the smell of marijuana, according to Phillips.
During the search, officers found trafficking amounts of drugs. The list of illicit drugs includes cocaine, marijuana and trafficking MDMA. Adams also had a firearm during the commission of the crime, according to reports.
Adams was arrested and is facing 64 total charges. The charges range from two counts of following too close and 14 counts of failure to maintain lane to eight counts of felony drug possession with intent of sale/manufacture and one count of felony possession of firearm during the commission of a crime.