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100-mile car chase ends in Worth County

SYLVESTER — A multi-county car chase that originated in Macon on Monday ended nearly 100 miles later and included a trip through in a Worth County pecan orchard.

According to Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Mike Maynard, the chase began in Bibb County after the Macon Police Department ran a vehicle check which reported the car as stolen. A chase ensued and the GSP was called in after the vehicle left the MPD’s jurisdiction.

The chase, which at times exceeded speeds of 100 mph, eventually wound its way to Highway 33 in Worth County where the Sylvester Police department deployed stop sticks twice.

The driver of the vehicle saw the first set of sticks, and avoided them by careened into a pecan orchard before getting back on the highway. Officers put out sticks again and this time were successful in stopping the car.

The man abandoned the vehicle and fled into nearby woods and was captured shortly afterward.

Authorities have not released the driver’s name.