Whitfield County deputy ends pursuit of wanted felon with PIT maneuver Tuesday night
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Tuesday at around 11:25, a Lt. with the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, was attempting a traffic stop on a silver Honda Accord driven by Ricky Windell Holloway, 57 of Dalton. He had three felony warrants through Whitfield County. As the Lt. was exiting his patrol vehicle near the intersection of Hill Road and Eugenia Drive, Holloway drove off in an attempt to flee from the Lt. A deputy had just arrived prior to fleeing was now assisting in the vehicle pursuit. Holloway drove east on Eugenia Drive, reaching speeds of 56 MPH in a 25 MPH zone. Holloway then turned east onto Wiltshire Drive toward Hill Road. Holloway then ran the stop sign at Wiltshire Drive and Hill Road, turning north towards Airport Road. Another deputy who was on a traffic stop at 105 Hill Road deployed spike strips in an attempt to disable the Holloway's vehicle. The two left-side tires were later to be found deflated. As the deputy attempted to pull the spike strips from the roadway, the cord broke, leaving the spike strips in the roadway. The Lt. was able to avoid the spike strips in the roadway; however the pursuing deputy could not and ran over the spikes deflating his two left-side tires. Holloway then continued north on Hill Road to Airport Road, running the red light and north on Airport Road. The Lt. was then able to get alongside the offender vehicle where a successful Pursuit Intervention Technique was conducted, causing Holloway's vehicle to spin out and come to a stop. Holloway was then taken into custody without further incident. Holloway was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he was charged for felony fleeing, speeding, stop sign violation, failure To maintain lane, red light violation, and reckless driving. Holloway was also served with the three felony warrants.