Calhoun motorcyclist arrested after multi-county 100+ mph pursuit ends in Walker County

According to the Georgia State Patrol public information office, On Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 6:43 pm, Troopers from Post 38 Rome were requested for assistance by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office for a pursuit involving a motorcycle. The pursuit was started by Calhoun PD, and Gordon County took over. The Gordon County Deputy called off the pursuit after losing sight of the motorcycle on GA 53 in Floyd County. A Trooper located the motorcycle traveling north on GA-1 in Chattooga County and attempted a traffic stop, but the motorcycle operator refused to stop and initiated a pursuit. The driver of the motorcycle was driving recklessly through the city limits of Summerville and failed to stop at multiple intersections. The trooper discontinued the pursuit just inside Walker County due to a mechanical issue with his patrol car. According to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office incident report, At 6:49 PM, Corporal Camp was dispatched to the Walker/Chattooga County line in reference to a Georgia State Patrol trooper in pursuit of a 2001 Suzuki GSXR 750 at speeds well over 130 mph northbound on Hwy 27. While en route, the deputy was advised that the trooper had run out of gas and had discontinued the chase, but the motorcycle was still fleeing northbound, driving recklessly at extreme speeds. Deputy Camp observed the motorcyclist northbound on Hwy 27, passing Trion Hwy at speeds over 120 mph. Due to motorcyclist’s reckless disregard for other motorists on the roadway, the deputy gave chase. Upon approaching the intersection of Hwy 27 and Round Pond Road, the motorcyclist left the roadway and had a minor crash. The motorcyclist, later identified as Christian Tyler Senn, 27, of Calhoun, was taken at gunpoint and arrested by deputies. Deputy Camp reported, “[I] then searched his person for weapons and contraband, and none were found. Christian made a spontaneous utterance and advised me that he thought he had “Dope” in his backpack. The motorcycle returned with suspended registration and no valid insurance coverage. Christopher returned unlicensed and had a felony warrant through Florida for fleeing law enforcement.” Christian was found to be in possession of meth at the Walker County Jail. Due to Christian telling deputies he had dope while on the scene, he was not charged with crossing the guard line. Christian was charged with reckless driving, improper lane change, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense, motorcycle no insurance/proof of insurance, knowingly driving a motor vehicle on suspended, canceled, revoked registration, failure to register vehicle, improper use of central turn lane, driving without a valid license, no license plate, and possession of methamphetamine.

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