https://www.nwgeorgiascanner.com/ Dirt bike chase in Whitfield County ends with two arrested on several charges last week
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Dirt bike chase in Whitfield County ends with two arrested on several charges last week

According to a Georgia State Patrol Incident report on June 11, 2019 at 8:26 P.M., Georgia State Trooper Shackleford of Post 5 in Dalton was patrolling Whitfield County looking for traffic violators. While traveling down GA-52 The trooper observed a yellow 2006 Suzuki SMK5 dirt bike traveling east while performing "wheelies" through traffic. The yellow dirt bike turned right onto GA-52. The trooper then observed the yellow dirt bike fail to use any form of a turn signal. The yellow dirt bike then proceeded to do "wheelies" while passing other vehicles. The trooper activated her blue lights and siren as they entered the center turn lane and attempted to catch up to the yellow dirt bike. Once behind the dirt bike, the trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on GA-3 at Maddox Chapel Road. The trooper stated they observed something blue in color and paper-like, fall from the driver's person. The dirt bike slowed down and turned right onto Maddox Chapel Road. The dirt bike then aggressively made an illegal u-turn, drove through an area marked as a gore, and failed to stop at a stop sign while traveling west across GA-3 and continuing west onto Maddox Chapel Road. While the vehicle crossed GA-3, the vehicle was nearly struck by a motorcycle traveling north on GA-3 and almost struck by a red Dodge Dakota traveling south on GA-3. The trooper observed there was no oncoming traffic and proceeded through the intersection. The vehicle drove through the gore area of the roadway when entering onto Maddox Chapel Road. The dirt bike failed to stop at the stop sign in the intersection of Maddox Chapel Road and Brooker Drive. The dirt bike failed to maintain its lane while driving on the wrong side of the road in a left curve. The dirt bike then entered back onto the correct side of the roadway and made a wide left turn onto Underwood Road, traveling south. The dirt bike failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Maddox Chapel Road and Underwood Road. The trooper continued to use due regard observing there was no oncoming traffic and proceeded through the intersection. The dirt bike proceeded to drive on the wrong side of the roadway, almost striking a black passenger car. The dirt bike continued to travel south on Underwood Road while almost striking another black passenger car. The fleeing dirt bike crossed the double yellow line and entered into the correct lane of travel. The dirt bike entered back into the wrong lane of travel in the area of Underwood Street and Beech Land Place. The dirt bike entered back into the correct lane of travel, almost striking a black passenger car traveling on Underwood Street. The fleeing dirt bike passed the black passenger car in a no passing zone. In the area of Underwood Street and Burchfield Avenue, the dirt bike crossed over into the wrong lane of traffic. The dirt bike improperly passed a white SUV in the intersection of Underwood Street and Fields Avenue. In the area of Underwood Street and West Woodland Drive, the fleeing dirt bike passed a white Chevrolet truck improperly. The dirt bike then failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Underwood Street and North Spencer Avenue. The dirt bike made a left turn onto North Spencer Avenue while failing to use his turn signal. The dirt bike failed to stop at the intersection of North Spencer Avenue and Hawthorne Street and accelerated rapidly. The trooper quickly checked to the left and right and proceeded through the intersection of Spencer Avenue and Hawthorne Street. The dirt bike entered into the wrong lane of traffic and made a left turn traveling east onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The dirt bike failed to stop at the intersection of North Spencer Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard and failed to render a turn signal. The fleeing dirt bike entered into the wrong lane of traffic and failed to obey the red traffic light at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Fredrick Street. The dirt bike drove recklessly by two pedestrians standing at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Fredrick Street. The dirt bike continued back into the wrong lane of travel while traveling east on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The dirt bike failed to render a turn signal as he made a left turn to travel north on Fields Avenue. The dirt bike drove reckless past a male pedestrian to the right of the roadway. The dirt bike failed to obey the red traffic light at the intersection of Fields Avenue and Underwood Street. The dirt bike improperly passed a silver Ford passenger car. The dirt bike then entered into the central turn lane and continued to travel north on Veterans Drive while passing a white work van. The dirt bike entered back into the correct lane of travel while passing and almost striking a red passenger car. The fleeing dirt bike improperly passed a blue truck while almost forcing the vehicle out of its lane. The fleeing dirt bike continued to drive down the central turn lane. A Whitfield County Deputy was sitting facing southbound at the intersection of Veterans Drive and Legion Drive. The Whitfield County Deputy had cross traffic stopped at that time. The driver of the fleeing dirt bike proceeded to slow down while placing his hands in the air. The fleeing dirt bike then accelerated rapidly continuing north on Veterans Drive. The fleeing dirt bike approached the intersection of Veterans Drive and GA 3. The fleeing vehicle drove through the gore area of the intersection to pass a maroon SUV stopped at the red stop light. The fleeing dirt bike failed to obey the red traffic light and nearly struck a white work van. The trooper still in pursuit observed traffic traveling west on GA-3. The trooper slowed down until they observed that the oncoming traffic yielded to the blue lights and siren. The fleeing dirt bike continued north onto Fleming Street. The fleeing dirt bike exited the roadway to the right. The fleeing dirt bike then entered onto GA-71. Georgia State Trooper Day who had been listening to the pursuit had his emergency equipment activated, and was stationed in the area of GA-71 at the intersection of Flemming Street when he joined the pursuit. Trooper Day observed the dirt bike travel from the left shoulder of the roadway, and it began traveling west on N. Oaks Drive with Trooper Shackleford in pursuit. Trooper Day notified the GSP Troop A Radio Room that he was going to be secondary in the pursuit. Trooper Day also observed the driver of the dirt bike traveling at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner. The driver failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of N. Oaks Drive and North Summit Drive before turning right onto W. Oaks Drive. The fleeing dirt bike failed to use his turn signal while attempting to turn right onto North Oaks Drive. The fleeing dirt bike drove on the wrong side of the roadway in the area of North Oaks Drive and Brighten Way. The dirt bike failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of North Oaks Drive and North Summit Drive. The dirt bike failed to render a turn signal while turning right onto West Oak Drive. The fleeing dirt bike failed to stop at the stop sign on North Oak Drive and West Oak Drive. Once the fleeing dirt bike reached the end of West Oak Drive, the fleeing dirt bike made a left turn behind an apartment. The trooper attempted to follow the fleeing dirt bike but did not continue due to the area not having enough clearance for the patrol car. Trooper Shackleford and Trooper First Class Day made a loop around the neighborhood to check for the fleeing dirt bike. Trooper First Class Terry who was also assisting continued on foot to where he found the fleeing dirt bike parked without an operator. Trooper First Class Day and Trooper Shackleford returned to Trooper First Class Terry. All three troopers found a small trail that led to an open field. They found a black shoe and helmet that matched the description of the driver of the fleeing dirt bike. A black backpack was found on the railroad tracks that run alongside Waring Road. The backpack was empty but did contain the license of a Mr. Jason Enrique Paredes. Whitfield County Detectives observed Mr. Parades getting into a silver SUV, which was driven by Ms. Mary Samantha Wise. The vehicle was stopped eventually stopped by Deputy Figg of the Whitfield County Sheriff's Department. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and booked into the Whitfield County Jail. Jason Enrique Paredes, 24, of 512 Kevin Way, Dalton, was charged by Georgia State Patrol with reckless driving, felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, passing in no-passing zones, failure to maintain lane, improper lane change or usage, failure to stop at a stop sign, running a red light, improper u-turns, speeding, unlawful use of central lane, tag/decal violation, driving without a valid license, driving on a divided highway/controlled access road/emergency lane and removing or affixing a license plate with the intent to conceal. Mary Samantha Wise, 21, 512 Kevin Way, Dalton, was charged by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office with reckless conduct, felony aiding a prisoner to escape, reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, passing in no-passing zones and following too closely and by the Georgia State Patrol with misdemeanor willful obstruction of law officers.