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Saturday September 23rd, 2017 8:50AM

Driver charged after multi-county chase through Northeast Georgia

By Rob Moore Reporter

A Lithia Springs man faces a list of charges after leading officers on a multi-county chase from Franklin County to Gwinnett County on Friday.

"One of the deputies stopped him on the interstate and walked up to the car and talked to him and got his license and he smelled what he believed to be marijuana," said Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas. "He goes back and runs his license and they're suspended. He goes back up to tell him he needs to step out of the car and he takes off on him."

Thomas identified the driver as Salvador Salas Arangure, 19.

Arangure's Nissan Sentra reached speeds of more than 110 mph during the chase, officials said.

The chase was brought to an end on I-85 southbound near Pleasant Hill Road in Gwinnett County when the Georgia State Patrol performed the PIT maneuver on the fleeing vehicle, according to GSP.

Arangure is charged with suspended license, obstruction, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, following too closely, failure to maintain lane, driving in an emergency lane, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects, failure to stop at traffic control device, two counts of damage to government property, reckless driving, driving in the gore, and failure to signal when changing lanes, according to Thomas.

Arangure was booked in at the Franklin County Detention Center.

AccessWDUN's Brian Stewart contributed to this report.

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