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Driver facing several charges after bizarre bus chase ends in Candler County

Lewis Dean Martin (Source: Toombs County Sheriff's Office) Lewis Dean Martin (Source: Toombs County Sheriff's Office)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

State troopers and sheriff's investigators continue to compile all the charges against the driver of the bus during Wednesday’s chase. Also, wrap their minds around someone pulling up and grabbing some of these grills to throw them in what may be the most conspicuous getaway car imaginable.

“The deputy persued him and turned on the blue lights and sirens, but that did nothing. He refused to stop,” said Toombs County Sheriff Alvie Kight.

In fact, deputies say the grills flying out the side door during the chase.

“I reckon he opened the door and somehow kicked them out going down the road,” Sheriff Kight said.

The chase ended with 59-year-old Lewis Dean Martin's arrest on the ramp of Interstate 16 in Metter.

“I think he had probably been there and done that before, just maybe not with a bus,” Sheriff Kight.

Martin's arrest record in Florida shows he's been in and out of prison there for the past decade.

Sheriff Kight is thankful troopers and deputies got him stopped without any crashes or injuries.

“Our big concern was none of the officers getting injured in this or any of the traffic around it getting hurt,” he said.

He says Martin gave no reason why he refused to stop. He now sits in the Candler County jail to face a long list of charges. 

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