LIBERTY CO., GA (WTOC) - A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy continues his recovery process after receiving injuries following a chase on Friday night
The LCSO deputy performed a routine traffic stop on a Kia Soul around 7:30 p.m. near the Forest Lake subdivision on Shaw Road.
The deputy noticed that the registration dates of the car's drive off tags were filled in using a magic marker. The driver sped away when the deputy attempted to issue him a warning citation.
The motorist took off on South Main Street heading towards Hinesville while traveling at speeds that reached 80 mph. Another LCSO officer positioned his automobile at the intersection of Kacey Street and South Main Street in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The driver then struck the officer's car on the driver's side after turning right onto Kacey Street.
The driver then backed up and rammed into the cruiser a second time as the officer attempted to exit the vehicle, trapping him inside of his car. The driver then fled and was swiftly captured not far from the scene of the crash. He is currently facing multiple traffic violations in addition to aggravated assault using his vehicle.
The injured officer sustained minor injuries and has since been released from the hospital.
A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured in a crash after a chase on Friday night.
The chase started on Shaw Road in Hinesville. According to Georgia State Patrol, the car took off, heading into town at 80 miles per an hour.
The driver crashed into another deputy parked at the corner of Kacey Drive and South Main Street. The Liberty County deputy was taken to the hospital.
The suspect was arrested at the scene.
We're told the deputy will make a full recovery.