BLACKSHEAR — An intoxicated driver who refused to pull over after Sgt. Charlie Wichman observed him weaving on Highway 84 Monday night was finally forced to comply when a state trooper who had joined the chase was successful in conducting a pit maneuver to disable the fleeing vehicle, said Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright.
Kevin Mack, 44, of Blackshear, was apprehended and charged with fleeing, attempting to elude, driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and other traffic charges, Wright said.
Sgt. Wichman tried to make a traffic stop at 11:15 p.m. but the driver refused to stop. Wright said he sped off at about 60 mph toward Ware Street Extension, turning there, then onto Hacklebarney Road and finally onto Ben Couch Road.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Merritt Meeks was finally able to disable the vehicle by conducting the pit maneuver, tapping the back fender of the suspect vehicle and spinning it off to the side of the road.
Wright said no one was injured during the chase and the pit maneuver.
Mack was taken to the Pierce County jail where he remained this morning.