Commerce police arrested an Athens man Saturday for possession of methamphetamine and six other offenses after he tried to elude an officer making a traffic stop.
According to the arrest report, an officer on U.S. 441 northbound at 3:35 a.m. watched as Milton Shawn Morrison, 27, of 2040 Allen Road, Lot 5, Athens, weaved about the roadway at speeds ranging from 49 miles per hour to 71.
When the officer turned on his lights to initiate a traffic stop, he said Morrison accelerated to 90 mph, crossed Interstate 85 and hit 115 mph at the RaceTrac station.
At that point, two Banks County deputies pulled out of RaceTrac and joined the chase. Morrison pulled to a stop near Banks Road.
According to the arrest report, Morrison explained that he tried to avoid police because he had a suspended license. A search of the vehicle turned up two plastic bags containing methamphetamine, according to the report.
Morrison was charged with possession of methamphetamine, fleeing and attempting to elude police, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, speeding, failure to maintain a lane and was booked on an unspecified warrant from Athens-Clarke.