Rossville motorcyclist facing several charges after high-speed chase with GSP Monday evening
According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on Monday, September 14th, 2020, at around 6:56 PM TFC3 Hulsey observed a 2015 Kawasaki EX300-A make a right turn from Hogan Road onto GA-2 westbound. The trooper observed that the motorcycle did not have a tag displayed on it. The trooper activated his blue lights and siren to catch up to the motorcycle to initiate a traffic stop for the violation. The driver of the motorcycle, later identified as Glenn Raymond Conklin, 33 of a Rossville address, failed to pull over, began to increase his speed, and initiated a pursuit. Traffic was light during the pursuit, according to the trooper. The pursuit traveled west on GA 2 and across GA 193 to Chattanooga Valley Road. Trooper Hulsey reported, "During the pursuit on GA 2 [I] attempted to channel the motorcycle several times in an effort to get the driver to stop." Once we approached Chattanooga Valley Road, [I] made a right turn and attempted to channel the motorcycle off the roadway in an effort to get it stopped." Conklin made a u-turn and continued back eastbound on GA 2. Conklin ran the red light at GA 2 and GA 193, continuing eastbound. Trooper Husley continued attempting to channel the motorcycle and end the pursuit. Trooper Hulsey reported, "[I] pulled beside the motorcycle and rolled my window down and yelled at him to stop, and he continued on." Conklin ran a red light at GA 2 and Happy Valley Road. Conklin continued east and made a left turn onto Hogan Road. Once on Hogan Road, Conklin accelerated and was traveling at a high rate of speed, crossing the center line and driving on the wrong side of the road in the curves. Trooper Hulsey reported, "As we approached Park City Road and [I] had a clear sight distance, so [I] passed the motorcycle in another attempt to channel and end the pursuit." "As [I] was passing the motorcycle, [I] observed the driver leave the roadway and then return to the roadway, striking my patrol car in the right rear side." Conklin was taken into custody. Conklin suffered some road rash from the fall after the collision and was transported by Pucket EMS to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN, for further treatment. Conklin was advised to turn himself on Thursday, September 17th, 2020, once he was cleared and released from the hospital. Conklin is facing charges of speeding, reckless driving, driving the wrong side of the roadway, failure to obey traffic-control device, failure to maintain lane, fleeing and eluding, no proof of insurance (motorcycle), no tag, new resident shall obtain a GA license within 30 days (Still had SC licenses), and driving while suspended or revoked.