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Man charged with running from police

NORCROSS - A Lawrenceville man was arrested Sunday after allegedly attempting to flee from a traffic stop, according to police reports.

An officer pulled over the driver of a Toyota pickup truck at 2:46 a.m. for allegedly speeding and driving on the shoulder of the road. Police observed several open containers of alcoholic beverages scattered inside and the driver, 21-year-old Jazmil C. Vivas, admitted to drinking two beers.

When the officer opened the door for Vivas to step out, Vivas allegedly accelerated away. A subsequent pursuit topped speeds of 100 mph until Vivas exited at Ga. Highway 20 and drove his truck into an apartment complex parking lot.

Vivas got out and tried to run away, but an officer stunned him with a Taser and was able to handcuff him, the report said. Vivas was charged with DUI, attempting to elude police, obstruction a law enforcement officer, speeding, open container, driving on a paved shoulder and driving on a suspended license.

Man charged with battery

NORCROSS - A South Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly struck his girlfriend in the face as she was driving down Interstate 85.

The victim and her boyfriend, 34-year-old John Eric Telley of Easley, S.C., were returning to their hotel at 5 a.m. when she asked him to let her drive because he had consumed several drinks in Buckhead and was swerving.

After the victim got behind the wheel, Telley reportedly started falling asleep. She kept trying to wake him up because she didn't know the way to the hotel. Telley became angry and struck her in the face, police reports stated.

He then forced her out of the car and drove away, leaving her near the Jimmy Carter Boulevard exit. The victim's sister and cousin were following behind them at the time and they picked her up.

Police caught up with Telley at the hotel and arrested him on a charge of battery.

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DUI charges

NORCROSS - A Lawrenceville man was arrested Sunday and charged with driving drunk on Singleton Road with four children in the car.

An officer pulled over Jesus Castaneda-Gonzalez, 34, for weaving and crossing into the center lane. Castaneda-Gonzalez had no license and told the officer he was coming from a party. His brother's children, ages 3, 8, 9 and 11, were also in the car.

The officer noted an open bottle of beer spilling at Castaneda-Gonzalez's feet, smelled alcohol on his breath and noticed he had slurred speech. Castaneda-Gonzalez admitted to having consumed five beers.

He was charged with DUI, open container, driving without a license, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and four counts of endangering a child under 14 by DUI.

- From staff reports