A motorcyclist who fled from Clarkesville police and the Habersham County Sheriff's Office on Saturday afternoon faces nearly a dozen charges.
According to Access North Georgia, Blake Adam Masters of Clarkesville faces charges from both the city and the county. The Clarkesville police charged him with improper passing on hill/curve, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and improper passing. The Habersham County Sheriff's Office charged Masters in state court with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, failure to obey stop sign, and three counts of driving on the wrong side of an undivided street.
Sheriff, Joey Terrell, said Masters fled from Clarkesville Police Officer Adam Ray who was attempting to stop him for "showing out" in the city. The Habersham County Sheriff's Office HEAT Officer, Benny Loudermilk, also was involved in the chase. Officers lost the fleeing motorcycle. When Masters came back and gestured to officers, they again pursued him up Georgia Highway 15 (U.S. 441) and onto Turkey Crest Road. Masters attempted to run on foot but was apprehended by Sheriff's Cpl. Brent Cook, Terrell said.
For each of these offenses the accused is facing up to 12 months in jail and $1000 fine. Each of these offenses can result in sentences that can be made to run consecutively. As a result, these 9 misdemeanor traffic offenses could potentially result in a sentence of up to 9 years in jail and $9000 in fines.
I do not expect a 9-year sentence in this case, but it brings up a point made in another post. All traffic offenses in Georgia are misdemeanors. As a result, a person can receive jail-time for a Georgia Traffic Ticket. That is why you need to hire a Georgia Traffic Ticket Attorney when arrested or given a citation.
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