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Covington man arrested after traffic stop turns into chase
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A Covington man was arrested after running from a traffic stop and leading a Covington Police Department (CPD) officer on a chase down Newton Drive and Highway 278.

According to his report, around 11:40 a.m. March 2, CPD Officer Hayward DeRouen attempted to stop a black Ford Ranger truck in the area Newton Drive and Anderson Avenue.

After stopping, the pick-up, reportedly driven by 27-year-old Bryan Gore, took off at a high rate of speed as the officer was exiting his vehicle. According to the report, the driver then ran a stop sign at Newton Drive and Mill Street and continued on Newton Drive at speeds around 70 mph. The vehicle then reportedly made a sharp right turn from onto Floyd Street without stopping and then made a right turn onto Highway 278.

According to the report, after crossing Dr. M L King Jr. Avenue, CPD made the decision to end the pursuit. After the pursuit was ended, officers in the area were reportedly advised that the vehicle had turned into the Alcovy Crossing subdivision.

The truck was reportedly found empty behind 40 Alcovy Way. According to the report, Officer DeRouen and his K-9 partner Doerak attempted to track the driver. Officers on the perimeter of the scene reportedly saw a male running in the area. That male, later identified as Gore, was taken into custody and charged with obstruction of an officer, fleeing, reckless driving, stop sign violation, failure to maintain lane and improper turn.

According to the report, Gore was transported to the Newton County Law Enforcement Center.