Attempting to stop speeding traffic on Interstate 59 in Jefferson County resulted in the recovery of three vehicles worth a combined $200,000 stolen from Georgia.
Trooper Justin O’Neill said it all began at 6:15 a.m. Friday when Alabama state troops tried to stop a 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat for speeding near mile marker 135 on I-59. The driver refused to stop and gave chase.
The speeding chase ended when the driver lost control of the vehicle and decelerated the vehicle. The driver then fled on foot, O’Neill said.
Officers determined that the Hellcat had been stolen from a car dealership in Perry, Ga. He also learned that two 2021 Dodge Challenger Hellcats were also stolen from business. Prices for the 2021 Hellcat start at around $60,000.
Troopers, along with officers from ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation and the Perry Police Department in Georgia, were able to locate the other two stolen Hellcats in Hoover, the Ross Bridge community.
Officials did not say whether anyone was still in custody or the reason for the recovery of the other two vehicles.