Brandon Hawkins (Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office)
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -
A man is in custody after he led Effingham County deputies on a high-speed chase during which the suspect threw a gun and marijuana out of his car.
Authorities say shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, Brandon Hawkins, 18, of Springfield, led deputies on a high-speed chase that began on Ga. 21 at Log Landing Road. Deputies were able to box Hawkins in near the Shadowbrook Subdivision in Springfield.
During the chase, Hawkins threw a handgun out of the car and a large amount of marijuana. Deputies recovered the firearm and the marijuana as well as a ski mask which was located inside of Hawkins' vehicle.
Hawkins has been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, felony fleeing and eluding, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and several other traffic violation charges.