Fayette County


Man, Woman arrested on multiple charges after 90-mph chase in Peachtree City, police said

Nicolas Morin (L) and Emma Oakes Porcella. Photos/ Fayette County Jail

By Leah Banks — On Feb. 19, two Peachtree City residents were arrested on various drug charges after fleeing from police in a Tesla while driving more than 90 miles per hour on Ga. Highway 74 south.

According to Peachtree City Police Department Patrol Lieutenant Chris Hyatt, Nicolas Morin, 24, was charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, speeding, obstruction of an officer, drug-related objects, and misdemeanor marijuana.

Emma Oakes Porcella, 20, was charged with three counts of possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances, drug-related objects, and misdemeanor marijuana, Hyatt said.

According to police, the incident began when Morin’s Tesla was seen traveling at a speed of 93 miles per hour at approximately 9:01 p.m., heading north on Hwy. 74 South in the area of Kelly Drive in Peachtree City.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but lost the visual of it due to it speeding up and making evasive maneuvers, police said.

The vehicle was located shortly after and stopped by an officer off of Flat Creek Road. The officer began a traffic stop at the corner of St. Andrews Square.

Morin was the driver of the vehicle and refused to exit the vehicle and began to obstruct officers and resist arrest, police said.

After placing him under arrest, officers located distribution amounts of cocaine, numerous THC cartridges, THC wax, psilocybin mushrooms, and green leaf marijuana, according to the police report.

By Leah Banks

Leah Banks is a reporter for Fayette News. She graduated from Loyola University - New Orleans with a degree in Journalism in May 2019. As a reporter, she covers mainly Peachtree City and Tyrone areas. Leah has an interest in community outreach as well as local initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels and listening to jazz music. Leah can be reached at leah@fayette-news.net.