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New details released in Wednesday motorcycle pursuit in northwest Hall County

By Austin Eller News Director

New details were released Friday morning on a Wednesday afternoon pursuit in northwest Hall County which ended after the suspect attempted to swim away from authorities in Lake Lanier.

The Hall County Sheriff's Office released information on the drug charges that Clint Lee Nalley, 37, of Gainesville, faced in the wake of the pursuit. The agency said he was found with about $6,100 worth of illegal drugs.

The agency said investigators tested the substances found in his possession and determined Nalley had 2.8 ounces of methamphetamine and 1.4 grams of cocaine. As a result, Nalley was charged by the sheriff's office with possession of methamphetamine, trafficking of methamphetamine, and possession of cocaine. He remained in the Hall County Jail as of late Friday morning.

The Georgia State Patrol previously told AccessWDUN that Nalley was spotted on a motorcycle without a helmet on. A state trooper attempted to pull him over, but the man instead sped off and fled down several area roads.

Nalley eventually turned off of Dawsonville Highway onto Old Fork Road, ran into a dead end, lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

He fled from the crash scene on foot into a wooded area. Nalley then got into Lake Lanier and attempted to swim away from authorities. 

Troopers and a Hall County Sheriff's Deputy got on a civilian bass boat and were able to remove the suspect from the water and arrest him.

Aside from the drug charges, Nalley is also facing the following charges related to the pursuit: fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, obstruction, driving while license suspended/revoked, no proof of minimum insurance, registration decal not current, and equipment for motorcycle riders (headgear meet standards).

 

Original story published Thursday at 9:57 a.m.:

A motorcyclist was arrested after fleeing from authorities Wednesday afternoon in Hall County, with that suspect eventually attempting to swim away from authorities in Lake Lanier.

According to a press release from the Georgia State Patrol, troopers spotted the driver of the motorcycle, Clint Nalley, 37, at about 4 p.m. and noticed he was not wearing a helmet. Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on that motorcycle, but the driver instead fled from police.

Nalley eventually turned off of Dawsonville Highway onto Old Fork Road, ran into a dead end, lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

The suspect fled from the crash scene on foot into a wooded area. He then got into Lake Lanier and attempted to swim away from authorities. 

Troopers and a Hall County Sheriff's Deputy got on a civilian bass boat and were able to remove the suspect from the water and arrest him.

Authorities also discovered the suspect possessed a "trafficking amount" of methamphetamine and cocaine. Nalley was taken to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Charges have been taken out against Nalley by both the Georgia State Patrol and the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

The Georgia State Patrol had not released Nalley's city of residence as of Thursday morning.

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