According to a social media post that showed portions of the chase, the fleeing ATV led authorities on a pursuit on surface streets from downtown Atlanta into Forest Park. The video showed the driver, identified as 35-year-old James Tazewell Sanford, speeding into oncoming traffic lanes at speeds of 70 mph, and veering onto sidewalks and open fields off-road.
Troopers finally stopped the suspect near Southfield Parkway in Clayton County and arrested him without incident. Sanford was taken to the Fulton County Jail, where he was booked on charges of felony fleeing and reckless driving. The Atlanta man was released from custody Tuesday, online booking records show.
“Because of the coordination between agencies and the effective communication between air and ground units, officers were able to safely apprehend these disruptive drivers,” the police department said on Facebook. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to quell street racing, illegal ATV driving, and other criminal activity. Job well done to all involved.”