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Man leads deputies on high-speed chase through 3 counties

A man driving an SUV lead deputies on high-speed chase through 3 counties overnight. A man driving an SUV lead deputies on high-speed chase through 3 counties overnight.
CANDLER CO., GA (WTOC) -

A man is in jail Wednesday after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through three counties overnight.

Deputies say it started in Candler County on Interstate 16 eastbound at exit 104 shortly before 4 a.m., when a truck driver noticed an SUV driving erratically and called police.

Authorities said that when deputies caught up with the SUV, they tried to get Edward Singleton to pull over but he sped up and led police on a chase through three counties, topping speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Bryan County deputies put out stopsticks, but they did not work. Eventually, they performed a PIT maneuver or a Pursuit Intervention Technique that sent the driver into a ditch. Bulloch County deputies then used a Taser to subdue him.

"At this time we don't have any idea why he was running. The tag does not come back to the vehicle. We're running that now to see if the vehicle was stolen or if the subject is wanted, but at this time we do not have his name or any other information. We'll have to fingerprint him to find out who he is and find out exactly why he was running," said Trooper Carl Hutchinson, of the Georgia State Patrol.

Singleton was taken into custody.Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said Singleton was driving a stolen vehicle at the time of his arrest and has warrants of file for four counts of sale of cocaine.

Singleton was the ninth person from a list generated last Thursday during a sweep conducted in the Cyler-Brownsville neighborhood as part of an eight-month SARGE investigation.

He is also a sex offender wanted out of Chatham County, according to the GSP. He was convicted of statutory rape in 2004.

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office said last week that Singleton was wanted by the sheriff's office and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police for violating Georgia's sex offender law and failing to notify them of an address change.

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