“I went inside the Shell gas station to get a pop, and in less than 2 minutes or so came out,” James told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The car was pulling off.”
He called 911 and told a dispatcher he saw the Escalade jump on I-20.
That’s when the Rockdale sheriff’s pursuit began.
Jawanda Murray was taking her husband to work and approaching a ramp at Panola Road when a car involved in the chase rear-ended hers.
Officials were attempting a PIT maneuver, a tactic that essentially involves bumping a vehicle in an attempt to stop it.
“It was out of control,” Murray said.
At the end of the chase, two guns were recovered and three people were arrested, a Rockdale sheriff’s official said.
All lanes have reopened, and I-20 was rapidly improving in DeKalb just before 9 a.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
No other details were released.
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