Police: Lithia Springs man drove recklessly while fleeing
by Haisten Willis
April 13, 2014 12:10 AM | 2174 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Justin Lee Defriece
Justin Lee Defriece
Police say a local man fled to an Acworth subdivision after seeing a patrol car, ran several stop signs and drove 70 miles per hour in residential streets.

According to police, the incident happened at about 4:09 p.m. April 3 and began on Northridge Drive. The arresting officer said Justin Lee Defriece of Lithia Springs drove his 2007 Honda Accord into the Baker Plantation subdivision after seeing his patrol car.

According to the arrest warrant, Defriece drove more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit and ran several stop signs while trying to stay out of the officer’s view. The warrant also states that children were playing in the streets and neighbors were in their yards.

According to police, those neighbors pointed him in the direction Defriece drove. Police say they found Defriece’s car in a driveway on Julian Way and found the suspect inside. According to the warrant, he admitted to driving the car. Police say Defriece was denied bond on charges of reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign and attempting to elude police.

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