Deputies: Gwinnett man led authorities on 100 mph chase in Hall, Jackson counties

By Brian Stewart Reporter
Posted 4:16PM on Wednesday 6th December 2017 ( 11 months ago )

A Gwinnett man is facing a list of charges, including three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and DUI, for allegedly leading Hall County sheriff's deputies on a chase Friday night at speeds of more than 100 mph.

Keith Leo Martin, 51, of Duluth fled the scene when officers arrived to a report of gun fire at Georgia Avenue and West Ridge Road in Gainesville at 11:20 p.m., according to Lt. Scott Ware, Hall County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Deputies deployed spike strips, blowing out multiple tires on Martin's Pontiac Grand Prix, though it didn't stop the suspect.

Eventually a deputy was able to spin out Martin's car on Ga. 124 in Hoschton, at which point Martin ran from the scene.

Deputies were able to bring him into custody following "a brief foot pursuit," said Ware in a statement.

Martin was booked into the Hall County Jail, also charged with driving without a license, two counts of running a red light, fleeing and eluding, obstruction, reckless driving, possession of an open container, failure to maintain lane, speeding, two counts of crossing  yellow line and having a suspended or canceled vehicle registration.

At last report, he remained in custody.

Keith Leo Martin, 51, of Duluth

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