Cops: Teen ‘intentionally’ hits Gwinnett police motorcycle, flees

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

A 19-year-old from Stone Mountain has been charged with “intentionally” hitting a police motorcycle and fleeing a traffic stop, Gwinnett County police said.

An officer was patrolling traffic on Stone Mountain Highway around noon on April 30 when he detected a car going 74 miles per hour. The officer followed the driver, later identified as Lamin Ceesay, into a nearby KFC parking lot, where Ceesay pulled into a parking spot.

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When the officer got off the motorcycle and approached Ceesay’s passenger side window, Ceesay backed his car into the motorcycle and sped off, police said. The officer was able to provide Ceesay’s license plate number to other officers, who “saturated the area” in search of Ceesay and the vehicle.

Soon after, someone called 911 and said that a man was “rolling around in the roadway and acting as if he was swimming” on Stone Mountain Highway near West Park Place Boulevard.

Police did not indicate whether Ceesay was rolling around on the road or why he would have been doing so.

An officer found the man, who identified himself as Ceesay and said he had been involved in “an incident” with a motorcycle officer, according to police. Ceesay was arrested and transported to the Gwinentt County Detention Center.

Ceesay is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and interference with government property, both felonies. He is also charged with misdemeanor counts of willful obstruction of law enforcement, speeding, reckless driving, hit and run and driving with a suspended license, and a traffic violation for improper window tint. He is being held in the jail on $23,496 bond.

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