UPDATED: Jesse Hiltner Leads Roswell Police on Two Car Chases Friday Morning
Media reports say Hiltner was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but no police officers were hurt.
UPDATED: Friday, May 18 9:56 p.m. - Jesse Hiltner lead Roswell Police on not one, but two car chases during the early morning of Friday, May 18.
The first chase began when police tried to pull Hiltner over for a traffic stop off Holcomb Bridge Road on Old Dogwood Road, near Ga. 400. Police were able to catch him with the use of a stun gun, after he lead them on a chase through a local hotel parking lot and abandoned his vehicle to try to get away on foot, said the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
But Hiltner wasn't ready to go to jail quietly.
Despite begin handcuffed, he managed to get into the front seat of a patrol car and drive away. Police chased him into Norcross, where he wrecked near Peachtree Industrial and Jimmy Carter boulevards in Peachtree Corners. RPD Spokesperson Lisa Holland said Gwinnett authorities were notified during the chase, but didn't arrive until right after the wreck.
"He was taken to North Fulton Hospital and then released," she said. "He is in our jail right now."
Holland told Roswell Patch she is still waiting to see the full report listing all of the charges against Hiltner, but she expects there to be quite a few.
Another RPD Spokesperson James McGee said that the department will do thorough internal investigation of how Hiltner was able to commandeer the patrol car.