A Loganville man crashed his motorcycle and was arrested Monday after almost eluding a Newton County Sheriff's deputy during a high speed pursuit.
While at the intersection of Sims Chapel Road and Ga. Highway 142, Newton County Sheriff's Deputy Raymond Walden observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed. In full view of the deputy, the motorcycle passed another vehicle in a no passing zone.
The driver, John Switzer, reportedly looked back to see if Walden was going to give chase. Walden turned on his emergency equipment and began to follow the driver.
Switzer continued to drive, turning right onto Alcovy Road before speeding up and again looking over his shoulder to check the position of the deputy.
As Walden continued to convince the driver to stop, Switzer passed several more vehicles at a high rate of speed in a no passing zone.
Walden again checked the deputy's location before getting on the entrance ramp to Interstate 20. While on the ramp, Switzer passed several vehicles before entering the interstate and accelerating to over 90 mph in the construction area at the Alcovy ramp.
Switzer passed into the left lane on I-20. Walden reportedly reached a speed of over 100 mph, but was unable to keep up with the suspect who was driving in and out of lanes of traffic in an attempt to elude the deputy.
Switzer left I-20 at exit 90, but was unable to make the curve at his high rate of speed. The driver lost control and crashed his motorcycle.
The suspect was arrested for fleeing to elude an officer, reckless driving, passing in a no passing zone and speeding in a construction zone. He was taken to the