Man, 77, Leads Deputies On Multi-County High Speed Chase
A 77-year-old man lead Hamilton and Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies on a high speed chase Saturday afternoon.
Deputies said it all started when James Williamson, of Middleburg, refused to stop his black Dodge pickup at a driver's license checkpoint in Hamilton County shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday.
Williamson reached speeds near 100 mph and rammed two Hamilton County patrol cars in the multi-county pursuit.
The chase ended when deputies placed road spikes at mile marker 415 in Lake City.
Even then, deputies say Williamson was still determined to elude police. They say he was unwilling to cooperate and leave his car, so a deputy had to cut Williamson seatbelt to take him into custody.
Williamson is being held in the Columbia County Detention Facility on charges of fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest without violence.
No law enforcement officers or bystanders were injured in during the multi-county pursuit.
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