Two arrested after high speed chase
According to an incident report, Polk County Police were running stationary radar on Highway 278 near McCown Road in Rockmart Thursday morning when they clocked a silver BMW going 73 MPH in a 55 MPH speed zone.
After pursuing the BMW for several miles, police had to suspend the chase due to the high rate of speed.
The BMW sped into Cedartown, weaving in and out of traffic, and eventually crashed into the side of Russell’s Diner on East Avenue.
The impact damaged the building A/C unit, according to Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd.
Police arrest both occupants of the vehicle.
The driver, 40-year-old Tye Christian Trimble was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, hit and run, as well as a host of other traffic offenses related to the chase.
He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects.
The passenger, 20-year-old Victoria Field House, also of Cumming, faces the same drug charges as Trimble.
Both suspects remain locked up at the Polk County Jail this morning.