Running From The Police With A U-Haul Truck Is Not A Good Idea

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If you want to try and outrun the police, the only real chance you’ve got is if you own a motorcycle or a performance car. Evidently, the driver in this video didn’t get the message.

This incident happened in Georgia back in March but we only recently came across footage of the chase thanks to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office channel on YouTube.

According to local police, they responded to a call from a local Walmart after a shoplifting incident involving a man. The suspect fled the scene of the alleged theft in a U-Haul truck and was heading northbound on GA-400.

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At the start of the video below, the driver of the U-Haul truck intelligently pulls over and it looks like that is where the incident will end. However, shortly after officers get out of their vehicles and point their weapons at the man, he floors the accelerator and tries to drive away. As you’d imagine, a small U-Haul truck like this isn’t what anyone would call ‘fast’, so it’s not long before the police catch up and tail the man down the highway.

The driver continues to drive down the highway for quite some time, but before long, the officers successfully deploy a spike strip. Soon after, the front right tire of the truck falls off – but not even that stops the suspect. The driver subsequently exits the highway and while trying to cut through a section of grass near the highway, gets stuck in the dirt and tries to flee the scene on foot. Unsurprisingly, the officers soon arrested him.

The man was charged with theft by shoplifting, possession of cocaine, possession of drug-related objects, driving under the influence of multiple substances, obstruction of law enforcement officers, fleeing/attempting to elude for a felony offense, aggressive driving, and driving while license suspended or revoked.

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