“While there, an ATV drove past at a high rate of speed,” Chafee said. “A short time later, the ATV approached the intersection again at a high rate of speed and struck the officer.”
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The officer had “significant injuries” to both legs and was taken to Grady by a Georgia National Guard medical unit, according to police.
The ATV rider was taken into custody and was treated at Grady for minor injuries, police said. Police found a small amount of marijuana and a handgun on the ATV rider.
On Sunday, police identified the driver of the ATV as 42-year-old Avery Goggans. Goggans has been charged with DUI, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, possession of marijuana and several other traffic charges, according to police.
The crash remains under investigation.