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Suspect crashes into furniture store head-on

Source: Quitman Co. Sheriff's Office Source: Quitman Co. Sheriff's Office

By Lindsey Connell - bio | email

QUITMAN COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -  Authorities in Quitman County say a police chase ended when the suspect's car crashed into a furniture store.

At 9 PM Wednesday, Quitman County Sheriff Steve Newton says one of his deputies tried to pull William Miggins over because he was weaving in and out of his lane on Highway 82 in Georgetown.

Sheriff Newton says Miggins refused to stop and sped off, crossing over a bridge into Eufaula where he lost control of his Toyota Camry and ran head-on into Baker's Furniture Store on North Randolph Avenue.

Photos of the scene show extensive damage to the front of Miggins' car and broken pieces of furniture sent out in front of the business on display. Another picture shows cracks through the front windows of the store.

Miggins was arrested and charged with Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Police, Speeding and Driving While License Suspended. He waived extradition and posted bond.

The sheriff says a deputy performed a field sobriety test on Miggins at the scene and believed he was under the influence but he was not charged with DUI. Sheriff Newton says by the time his extradition was processed, his blood alcohol level had dropped.

He was taken to an emergency room in Cuthbert with an eye injury and later released. He was the only one hurt in the crash.

Eufaula Police are investigating the accident at the furniture store.

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