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Suspect flees Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit, crashes into tree

Police arrest man for driving on suspended license

ALBANY — Officials of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit confirm the arrest on Monday of Roderick Anthony Collins, 39, who was arrested on charges of trying to elude a drug unit vehicle Major Bill Berry, commander of the ADDU, said Collins attempted to elude a drug unit vehicle after a tag-reading camera showed he was driving on a suspended license.

Major Bill Berry, commander of the ADDU, said that rather than pulling over, Collins led officers on a short chase at speeds of around 50 to 55 miles per hour. Berry said the chase ended just a few blocks later when he crashed his car into a tree in an alley near the Goodwill store on North Slappey Boulevard.

Collins’ car was searched for drugs, Berry said, but none were found. Collins was charged with reckless driving and felony attempt to elude, Berry said, as well as with driving on a suspended license, and transported to the Dougherty County jail.

“When we questioned him, he said he fled because he knew he was driving on a suspended license and didn’t want to go to jail,” Berry said.