FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A dramatic video was released Thursday of a chase and crash in Forsyth County a week ago.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office released body camera and dash camera video of the incident which happened May 2. Investigators said a deputy pulled over a van for an expired tag violation.
Investigators said the video then shows the driver speaking to the deputy for a few minutes and then, he jumped back into the van, three passengers jump out and run from the scene before the driver takes off with the side doors still open.
That sets off a chase down Keith Bridge Road and through a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot. The van then turned down Browns Bridge Road and the chase went on for several miles.
The van eventually turned onto Bethel Road where it crashed into a ditch. The impact almost ripped off one of the open doors.
Deputies, with guns drawn, can be seen on the video arresting the driver, who was later identified as Jeremiah Reeves.
Reeves was booked into the jail on possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction, no valid drivers’ license, and multiple traffic citations.
McKalley Emanuel, who was in the front passenger seat at the beginning of the video, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.
The two other passengers were given courtesy rides back to work without any charges.