Rome teenager arrested after high-speed chase from Floyd County ends in Cedartown

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On March 30th, 2023, at 4:05 AM, Officer Stanfield was performing stationary patrol in the area of Georgia 1 and the Southwest Bypass when he observed a vehicle traveling south at a high rate of speed. Officer Stanfield confirmed the speed of 80 mph. Officer Stanfield reported, “At this time, [I] did turn on my blue lights and audible siren to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle did slow down to under 70 miles per hour and activated its hazard lights just north of Booger Hollow Road. Due to this, [I] did believe the driver was attempting to locate a suitable place to stop. Once the driver continued to drive past Old Cedartown Highway, [I] knew the driver was not going to stop. As such, I informed 911 dispatch [I] was actively pursuing the vehicle at this time. 911 dispatch did call and advised Polk County at this time. The vehicle was continuing to travel south on Georgia 1 at an approximate speed of 66 miles per hour. We continued to travel south past shorthorn traveling the speed limit (60 to 65 miles per hour). As we began to pass Miller Mountain Road, the vehicle was paced, traveling at a speed of 75 miles per hour. The car was not observed swerving or driving in an erratic manner as we crossed into Polk County. While in Polk County, the driver continued to drive at the speed limit (55 to 60 miles per hour) while still traveling south. As we approached Adams Road, Polk County deputies did arrive to assist me along with PFC Tetsworth. PFC Tetsworth did call the pursuit at this point. 911 dispatch did advise that Polk County Deputies had spike strips set up at the Walmart red light. As we approached the light, [I] gave room to the driver in order to not hit the spike strips with my vehicle. However, the spike strips did not hit the driver’s vehicle, and the driver continued south. Shortly after, a Cedartown Police Officer did drive up to the driver’s side of the vehicle. After a few moments, the vehicle did attempt to make a right turn into a dead-end cul-de-sac area. The vehicle did attempt to loop around and exit back onto GA-1” Officers were able to box the vehicle in and took the driver at gunpoint, conducting a felony stop. A Cedartown Police Officer was able to get the driver, later identified as Teniya Ambreiya Houston, 17, of Rome, into custody. Teniya, stated that she did not stop because “I’ve watched TikTok’s that say don’t stop where you feel you are unsafe and just drive home.” Teniya was transported to the Floyd County Jail, where she was charged with speeding and felony fleeing.

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