A 17-year-old was arrested on several charges after authorities say he led police on a high-speed chase Thursday, reportedly up to 115 mph, along Interstate 75 in Cherokee and Bartow counties before he crashed.
Cameron Jamal Lockett, 17, of Marietta, was arrested on charges of driving with no license, reckless driving, attempting to elude police, weaving over the roadway and tail light violation.
Around 11 p.m. Thursday, a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling I-75 northbound near the Cobb and Cherokee county border when he observed Lockett’s vehicle swerving across the road at approximately 100 mph, according to an incident report from the sheriff’s office.
After the deputy activated emergency lights, Lockett continued to drive between 100 to 115 mph, the report said, and weaved between cars, causing several other drivers to swerve or brake to avoid a collision.
The chase continued into Bartow County, authorities said, and Lockett eventually lost control of the Mitsubishi Outlander he was driving and crashed into the side of another car. According to the sheriff’s office, the driver of the other car was not injured. Authorities apprehended Lockett and a 16-year-old passenger.
Authorities determined the Mitsubishi Lockett was driving was owned by the victim of a home invasion in Cobb County that had occurred earlier that day.
The 16-year-old said they found the car with the keys inside and “took it,” but was unsure of the location from which it was taken. They were transported to Northside Hospital Cherokee and released into Cobb County custody.
Lockett was transferred to Northside Hospital Cherokee for treatment. He was discharged from the hospital around 5 a.m. Friday and transported to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.
Monday, Lockett remained in custody with a bond set at $7,960.