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      Man racks up more than 70 traffic violations during pursuit

      The chase ended near Salem Church Road when Kelley drove through a cotton field and his vehicle overheated. / MGN Online


      A man found himself in the middle of a cotton field Saturday surrounded by police and facing more than 70 traffic violations.

      22-year-old Johnathan Kelley led Tift County Sheriff's Office deputies on a pursuit after a suspicious vehicle driving recklessly was reported.

      The chase ended near Salem Church Road when Kelley drove through a cotton field and his vehicle overheated.

      Kelley was charged with DUI, an open container violation, four counts of duty of driver to stop at or return to the scene of an accident, two counts of aggressive driving, aggravated assault, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, operating a motor vehicle creating danger to persons or property, 14 counts of improper lane change, two counts of improper use of central turn lane, driving on the wrong side of the road, three counts of failure to stop at sign, passing in a no pass zone, reckless driving, a safety restraint violation, driving with a suspended or revoked license, failure to dim headlights, nine counts of failure to obey a traffic control device, 19 count of failure to maintain lane, two counts of failure to use signal, and four counts of speeding.

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