Man wearing body armor goes on high speed chase

NORCROSS -- An Auburn man wearing body armor led the Georgia State Patrol on a high speed chase on Friday and was eventually snared by a K-9 unit.

The incident began when police said Juan Pablo Gonzalez ran a red light in a 1998 Ford Expedition about 11:20 p.m. at Dickens and Harbins Roads in Norcross, GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said. The chase continued in an industrial plaza off Oakbrook Parkway where the Expedition hit a curb and a tree, and Gonzalez fled on foot.

During the chase, police said Gonzalez, 21, topped 90 mph in a 45 mph zone, drove on the wrong side of the road and in grassy areas, Wright said.

He was charged with feeling or attempting to elude, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

A warrant was also issued that said Gonzalez wore a bullet proof vest during the trafficking or attempted trafficking of cocaine. Gonzalez was held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

In October 2011, Gonzalez was arrested and charged with theft by taking.


notblind 2 years, 9 months ago

Fleeing at high speed should get the perp 20 years with no parole. These idiots endanger scores of other drivers when they elude.


DB 2 years, 9 months ago

This story and the one about the loud bumping music arrest is news worth reading. Keep up the good work. I will definitely be extending my subscription to the Gwinnett Post.


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