Justin Deray Brewer, 25, was arrested Monday on charges of felony fleeing from police and misdemeanor reckless driving, hit and run, driving on a suspended license, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving without insurance and obstruction.
He is being held in the Cobb County Jail without bond.
According to the warrant, an Austell police officer pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store in the 100 block of Maxham Road in Austell and, after running the tags on Brewer’s red 2004 Ford Mustang, learned that the car was not insured.
Brewer reportedly walked out the store in a hurry and got into his car quickly so the officer pulled up behind his car with flashing emergency lights.
“(Brewer) told his passenger to get out (of the car) and backed up, hitting (the officer’s) push bumper,” the warrant states. “(Brewer) then pulled out onto Maxham Road with his lights off heading northbound in the southbound lanes.”
Driving approximately 20 miles over the speed limit, the 25-year-old then ran the car off the roadway and eventually crashed into a ditch near a vacant parking lot not far from where the incident began.
Brewer got out of his vehicle, ran away and police did not find him that night.
Austell Police Deputy Chief Natalie Poulk said her officers arrested Brewer two days later on the front porch steps of his grandmother’s house in Austell without any problems.
“He didn’t run but knew we had been looking for him,” she said.
Poulk also said they aren’t aware of Brewer being under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident and that this was the first time her department had had any run-ins with him.
Additionally, the police car only had minor damage to it.
According to local jail records, Brewer has not been arrested in Cobb prior to this incident.