“The driver of the Porsche began making additional improper lane changes, driving recklessly, and accelerated to high speeds,” GSP Sgt. Michael Burns said in a statement.
Another quick lane change near Jimmy Carter Boulevard caused the fleeing vehicle to lose control, Burns said. It entered the emergency lane, where Martinez and the truck operator had just loaded Martinez’s vehicle onto a wrecker.
Smith was also charged with speeding, driving without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and improper lane change.
The incident remains under investigation.