Winston Keith Wiggins, 45, of Woodstock, faces DUI, fleeing and eluding police, speeding and aggravated assault charges after allegedly running a Bartow County road block.
Authorities say a Woodstock man ran a road block Saturday night in Bartow County, leading officers on chase that ended in a crash in Cobb County. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said Winston Keith Wiggins, 45, was arrested after he allegedly failed to stop at Old Alabama and Bates roads near Emerson where troopers and Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies were conducting a license check. The Nissan Titan he was driving crashed on Interstate 75 at Canton Road in Cobb County after authorities attempted a traffic stop, Wright added. Wiggins faces a number of charges, including felony fleeing and attempting to elude, DUI, two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, reckless driving and speeding—120 mph in a 70 …
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The state drops plans for a public-private partnership to ease highway congestion through Cherokee County.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
If you were geared up for toll lanes along Interstates 75 and 575 in a few years, well, not so fast. The state Transportation Board pulled the plug Wednesday on the public-private partnership planned to propel the Northwest Corridor Project. The head of the state committee overseeing the $1.1 billion project, Brandon Beach, announced the decision in a two-sentence statement posted on the state Department of Transportation website. The state thus canceled a bidding process that was launched with great fanfare this fall and was supposed to end in February. It also might have doomed a project that the state DOT started working on a decade ago. Three groups of contractors were preparing bids, the Atlanta Business Chronicle said: West by …