A teenager went to jail Thursday morning after fleeing a 1 a.m. traffic stop.
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy patrolling around Grassdale Road noticed a white Ford Crown Victoria with dark tinted windows. After activating his emergency equipment, the sedan stopped on Magnolia Drive. The driver rolled down his window as asked, according to the report, and the deputy approached the vehicle.
At that time, the driver accelerated, spewing gravel. The deputy pursued the vehicle, which exited the roadway in a curve. The driver, who was not identified, exited the vehicle and fled into the woodline. The passenger, Floyd Officer, 17, also exited and ran toward the woodline. According to the report, the deputy pursued Officer who stopped and was taken into custody.
A small zip-lock bag of suspected marijuana was located inside the passenger’s side door.
Officer was arrested and charged with obstruction of an officer and possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce.