Police seek chase suspect

DULUTH - Police are searching for a man who led police on a high-speed pursuit Saturday morning after he drove away from a sobriety checkpoint.

Marion Cuffie, 27, of Duluth is wanted on charges of fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer and reckless driving, according to his arrest warrants.

Cuffie, who has a history of DUI, was not in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office Web site.

According to a Duluth police report, Cuffie allegedly stopped the car just after midnight when he saw officers at a sobriety checkpoint on North Berkeley Lake Road.

The report said Cuffie turned the car around and fled at a high rate of speed.

Cuffie eventually ended up on southbound Buford Highway, driving faster than 100 miles per hour, the report said.

According to one of his arrest warrants, Cuffie ran vehicles off the roadway and ran traffic lights.

It was unclear in the report how many other units from Duluth or other jurisdictions participated in the pursuit, which was terminated on Buford Highway just outside of Doraville.

No one was injured in the chase, the report said.

Running the tag number on the car led officers to a residence at 2322 Northwoods Lake Court in Duluth, where Cuffie lives with his girlfriend, Ellen Lattiner, the report said.

The car was found in the apartment complex lot, but Cuffie was not at the residence.

According to the report, Lattiner said they had a fight and Cuffie left with the car.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Duluth Police Department.