On June 4, 2022 around 17:08, Officers with the Polk County Traffic Unit & Uniformed Patrol Division were conducting speed enforcement at the intersection of Highway 278 / Yorkville Highway.

A Silver Ford Fusion was captured on RADAR going 102mph in a 65mph zone. Officers pulled out behind the vehicle, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Subsequently, the vehicle fled on Highway 278 towards Rockmart.

The vehicle continued to maintain speeds of over 120mph, and continued to drive in a reckless manner. As the vehicle approached the intersection of Highway 278 / Highway 113, the suspect lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the suspect crashed into the wood-line near the intersection.

The engine of the vehicle caught on fire, but was quickly put out by our officers. The driver (identified as Brian Tinch – 23yom from Rome, Georgia) was successfully extricated from the vehicle by the Rockmart Fire Department. Upon being placed under arrest, Mr. Tinch was transported to Polk Medical Center, and cleared for admission to our jail.

Mr. Tinch was charged with:

– Speeding in Excess of Maximum Limits (M)

– Reckless Driving (M)

– Fleeing / Attempting to Elude (M)

– Failure to Maintain Lane (M)

– Driving without a Valid License (M)

– False Name & Date of Birth (M)

– Probation Violation Warrant out of Floyd County (F)

We would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this pursuit: Rockmart Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, Redmond EMS, and the Rockmart Fire Department