Man accused of driving stolen car at 100 mph during Flowery Branch chase

Lamont Washington David
Lamont Washington David

Credit: Hall County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Hall County Sheriff's Office

A Buford man is accused of fleeing officers in a stolen sedan, leading them on a high-speed chase through two metro Atlanta counties.

About 11:30 p.m. Friday, a Flowery Branch police officer spotted a stolen 2011 Toyota Camry in the downtown portion of the city, the department said in a news release. Police identified 35-year-old Lamont Washington David as the driver.

The vehicle was reported as stolen from Gwinnett County, where the driver evaded police during a high-speed pursuit, the release said.

The same thing happened when Flowery Branch police tried to pull over the vehicle.

David is accused of speeding away from officers and even trying to hit a patrol car during the getaway. After the driver ran several stop signs, the chase continued onto McEver Road and Ga. 20, where speeds reached between 80 and 100 mph, the release said.

At one point, David drove on the wrong side of the road, according to police.

The chase eventually entered Forsyth County, where several other law enforcement agencies joined the pursuit. Those included Hall County deputies, Forsyth County deputies, Gwinnett County police and Georgia State Patrol troopers.

The chase ended at the intersection of Ga. 9 and Atlanta Road when David drove over spike strips, the release said. When the vehicle came to a stop, three suspects jumped out and ran into some nearby woods.

A Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit was able to track down David, leading to his arrest. The other two suspects were not found.

David faces counts of aggravated assault, theft by receiving, fleeing police and four driving citations, the release said. He was booked into the Hall County jail, where he remained Monday afternoon on a $13,740 bond, records show.

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