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Stolen car crashes on 138
An SUV, which turned out to be stolen, rolled over and crashed as it was fleeing deputies at the corner of Ga. Highway 138 and Ga. Highway 212. - photo by Susan Grajko


A suspect in a stolen SUV on the run from deputies ended up rolling over and crashing at the corner of Ga. Highway 138 and Ga. Highway 212 on Thursday.


According to Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office reports, a deputy traveling on Ga. Highway 138 around 11 a.m. noticed a Green GMC Jimmy traveling alongside his vehicle. The driver was later identified as 46-year-old Raymond Fulton Brittain of Forest Park.


The deputy ran the license through the GCIC system and the vehicle turned out to be stolen from Clayton County. When the deputy turned on his emergency lights and siren, the green Jimmy did not pull over and continued onto Morris Court. It then made a U-turn in the cul-de-sac and almost struck the deputy’s vehicle as it turned around, heading back onto Cindy Dr. at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle then made a right onto Stanton Road, ignoring the stop sign at the intersection of Stanton and Ebenezer. Brittain traveled on the wrong side of the road and continued toward 138 turning eastbound onto 138. According to reports, as the vehicle passed Grenade Rd toward 212, speed was in excess of 90 mph, passing several vehicles on wrong side of the road. The GMC then turned right onto Hwy 212. According to the report, the officer did not see vehicle turn after turning onto 212.

Heading north on 212 toward DeKalb County, the deputy was notified that the vehicle had flipped at the intersection of 138 and 212 in a grass area in front of the Chevron station.

When the officer reached the scene, the suspect, Brittain, was secured by another deputy. Brittain was transported to Atlanta Medical Center for a reported cut to the head and then brought to Rockdale County Jail.

He was charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Fleeing/Atempting to Elude a Police Officer, Driving While License Suspended/Revoked, Stop Sign/Yield Sign Violation, Driving on the wrong side of an undivided St, Improper passing/No passing zone, Improper Lane/Or lane change.