DUI suspect leads Forsyth deputies on chase up GA-400

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A Loganville woman faces a long list of charges after she allegedly led deputies on a chase up GA-400.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, a deputy tried to pull over 44-year-old Christina Lee Waggoner after seeing her drift between lanes just before 2 Tuesday morning.

Dash camera video appears to show Waggoner stop briefly before taking off again. Deputies tried to box Waggoner in and laid down spike strips to stop the car, but they said she continued to drive. At some points, the chase exceeded speeds of 90 miles per hour.

"We try to end pursuits as quickly as possible and this pursuit went on for about five miles and for us, that's a long way to be chasing a car," said Forsyth County Corporal Doug Rainwater.

Just a mile or so from the Dawson County line, a supervisor made the call to perform a pit maneuver.  Deputies arrested Waggoner and charged her with DUI, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, no brake lights, improper lane, and fleeing/attempting to elude law enforcement.

Waggoner was released on bond later that day.

Rainwater said the sheriff's office puts a big emphasis on DUI enforcement because the department almost lost a deputy in November 2017 when a drunk driver crashed into his patrol car.

"Not just law enforcement, but families can be taken out in just a moment because somebody decided that they would try to drive home after drinking too much," he said.