Man arrested after police chase in Bryan County

Andre Jerome Rouse
Andre Jerome Rouse(Bryan County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 3:32 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 2:56 PM EDT
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BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A convicted felon led the Bryan County traffic team on a chase Sunday.

According to officials, the Bryan County traffic team conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 17 North in Richmond Hill around 1:03 p.m.

The driver was asked to step out of the car but instead left the scene.

Police say the driver drove onto Interstate 95 North, exited on Hwy 144 (exit 90), and the chase ended before the Ft. Stewart gate.

Georgia State Patrol and Ft. Stewart Military Police assisted in this matter.

The chase lasted for 15 minutes. Two of the traffic team cars were damaged and towed.

The driver, 33-year-old Andre Jerome Rouse, of Savannah, is a convicted felon and was in possession of a firearm during this event, according to police.

Rouse was arrested and is currently facing multiple charges to include DUI Drugs, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer, and multiple others.

The sheriff’s office said two deputies sustained minor injuries. One of the law enforcement vehicles ended up in a ditch.

The deputies are expected to be OK.