Trion man arrested after fleeing from Trooper on Polaris Razor in Chattooga County last week
According to a Georgia State Patrol incident repot on Sunday June 30, 2019, at approximately 10:45 P.M., Georgia State Patrol SFC Logan Gass observed an ATV driving up and down the embankment along GA 1 north of Mountain View Road. After a period of time, the ATV drove onto GA 1 and accelerated rapidly. The ATV, a Polaris Razor 1000, reached speeds of approximately 70 to 80 miles per hour. SFC Gass attempted to initiate a traffic stop with the ATV. The driver, later identified as Casey Loray Wallin, 50 of a Trion address, pulled off of the roadway and stopped. SFC Gass exited his patrol vehicle and made eye contact with Mr. Wallin. He also observed a female passenger in the ATV as well. When SFC Gass exited his patrol car Mr. Wallin fled as SFC Gass yelled for him to stop. He drove off the roadway but continued parallel to GA 1. Mr. Wallin was reportedly driving dangerously along rough terrain. SFC Gass feared that Mr. Wallin might crash, causing serious injury to himself and/or the passenger. SFC Gass was unable to pursue Mr. Wallin. Trooper then deactivated his blue lights but maintained visual of the ATV. Near Stolemon Road, he observed Mr. Wallin turn to the right and travel east, away from GA 1. The trooper then lost visual of the ATV. The trooper turned onto Stolemon Road and drove as far as he could up the roadway until he could go no further due to the rough dirt roadway. I then began walking up the road in the direction I had last seen the ATV. SFC Gass search the area and talked to witness who saw/heard the ATV go through the area. Shortly after SFC Gass noticed a trail that veered off the roadway, he observed a fresh set of ATV tire tracks. Due to the totality of the circumstances and a lack of other escape routes, he suspected the ATV had driven up the trail. SFC Gass walked up the trail approximately 20 yards into the woods and located the Razor parked in the thick brush. As SFC Gass approached the ATV, Mr. Wallin came from a the woods where he had been hiding. The female passenger approached as well. I took Mr. Wallin into custody without further incident. The female passenger, was released from the scene and transported to her residence by a Chattooga County Deputy. The Razor was turned over to Luallen's Towing at the scene. SFC Gass transported Casey Loray Wallin to the Chattooga County Jail for booked on charges of failure to yield to authorized emergency vehicle, no proof of insurance/motor vehicles, reckless driving, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, and reckless conduct.