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DUI Driver Is Arrested after Chase Ends in Pike County

THOMASTON - On Sunday, January 7, 2018 at approximately 9:46 p.m. Deputy Kirschmann of the Upson County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop on McCorkle Curve Road in Upson County. The blue 1985 Chevrolet S10 attempted to evade the deputy and ended up being arrested after his vehicle was stopped in Pike County.

According to the incident report, 45 year old Jamie Rob Adams from Thomaston was driving the truck and refused to stop his truck when Deputy Kirschmann activated his blue lights to initiate a stop. The truck had one headlight that was not working.

Adams accelerated to a high rate of speed and attempted to use roads like Apple, Thompson, Day, Hagans Mountain, Pitts, Dunn, and both sides of Rose Hill Road to outrun the deputy. He was traveling approximately 80 mph in a 45 mph zone on Thompson Road, repeatedly ran stop signs, and was driving on the wrong side of the roadway during this chase.

Upson County requested the help of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office in the stop of this vehicle, and stop sticks were laid out at the intersection of Rose Hill Road and Highway 19. The stop sticks were effective. However, Adams continued to drive the truck from one side of Rose Hill Road to the other across Highway 19 without stopping and ran as far as he could with two flat driver’s side tires.

He stopped the truck at 490 Rosehill Road, crawled out the driver’s side window, and began to run toward the wood line. Deputy Kirschmann gave chase on foot and apprehended Adams after Adams fell over a wire fence. During the arrest, the deputy noted that the odor of alcohol and that Adams’ eyes were bloodshot and glassy.

Adams refused to allow Deputy Kirschmann to administer an alcohol breath test and was transported to Upson County Jail.

Jamie Adams was arrested and charged with the following offenses: fleeing or attempting to elude, failure to obey stop sign, head/tail light requirements, speeding, reckless driving, weaving over the roadway, driving on the wrong side of the road, DUI, and driving while license withdrawn.

Thank you to Kelly Herring for the tip that this had occurred!