COVINGTON - A Conyers man who authorities said almost had a head-on collision with a Newton County sheriff's deputy was arrested along with two others last week following a high-speed chase on Salem Road.
About 9 p.m. Thursday, Deputy Roderick White was patrolling the area of Kirkland Road near Womack Road when the driver of a gray Lincoln sedan, who was attempting to pass another vehicle, nearly hit him head-on, according to Lt. Mark Mitchell, spokesman for the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
After swerving to miss the vehicle, White turned around and activated the lights on his patrol unit in an attempt to execute a traffic stop.
However, the driver of the car, later identified as Breon Raynard Perriman, 18, of 2738 Pitlochry St., Conyers, continued to travel north on Salem Road.
At one point during the chase, Perriman reportedly pulled into an apartment complex and then back onto Salem Road at a high rate of speed, Mitchell said.
The pursuit finally ended when the suspect pulled into a subdivision and ran into a dead end where White, along with other responding deputies, took Perriman and two other suspects, Keith James Peoples, 21, and Brian Sanders, 19, both of 20 Bermuda Circle, into custody on various charges.
Perriman has been charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, consumption of alcohol by a minor, passing within 200 feet of oncoming traffic, improper right turn, passing in a no passing zone and passing on a hill.
Both Peoples and Sanders have been charged with two counts of obstruction. Peoples also received two additional counts of possession of cocaine.
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