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Law Enforcement Officers Chase Hit and Run Suspect on I-59

Photo courtesy of Dade County Sheriff’s Office – A high-speed chase on the afternoon of Nov. 20 ended on I-59 north of Trenton.

A high-speed police chase on the afternoon of November 20th ended on I-59 north of Trenton. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office wrote: “Dade County deputies were notified that Fort Payne PD and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office were in pursuit of a ‘hit and run’ suspect out of Fort Payne.

“Dade County deputies joined the pursuit, while Trenton City Police Department set up North of the Trenton exit on Interstate 59.

“A Trenton City detective successfully deployed spike strips and disabled the vehicle on Interstate 59, bringing the vehicle to a stop.

“The male driver was taken into custody and is facing numerous charges in Georgia, in relation to the felony pursuit, as well as numerous charges in Alabama.

“A female passenger was taken into custody and is facing an obstruction charge.”


  1. Pam on November 30, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    Who was it? yal failed to tell us, who was it?

    • Editor on December 1, 2023 at 9:38 am

      Hello Pam, the press release from the sheriff’s office did not include names, but based on the police report (page 3), the only two arrests on the 20th were James E. Ivy from Atmore, Ala. (for numerous chase-related charges) and Ashley Brooke Woods of Newmarket (no state is listed) for willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.

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