ATLANTA — The Atlanta Police Department released a video of a car chase where they helped Georgia State Patrol arrest a street racer — proving that racers are no match for the professionals.
The video, taken with an APD helicopter, shows a white Ford Mustang driving away from the site of a street racing event and later being boxed in by two troopers.
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The incident happened around 11 p.m. on March 17 as the Georgia State Patrol’s Nighthawks DUI Task Force responded to reports of criminal street racing in the area.
Troopers tried to stop the white Mustang, which drove off on Northside Drive. While Atlanta police followed the car in the air, GSP troops on the ground chased him.
Troopers performed a PIT maneuver at the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Lee Street, causing the driver to spin, but the driver to accelerate.
Troopers pushed the Mustang against a curb and forced it inside on both sides. Video shows how officers pull the driver out of the car and handcuff him.
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The driver, who has not been identified, was charged with fleeing and trying to dodge, reckless stunt driving and reckless driving. Police said he is an organizer and promoter of a local criminal street racing group.
The Atlanta Police Department couldn’t help but joke a little about the situation.
“If your auto insurance company doesn’t know how you got that bodywork damage,” APD posted on Twitter.
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