A Gainesville man was arrested Saturday night for alleged assault on a peace officer, DUI and child endangerment following a car chase and foot pursuit through the city.
Ronald Bradley Kinsey, 39, has no bond at this time.
Georgia State Patrol officers tried to stop Kinsey, who was traveling with a reportedly unrelated child and female passenger, after witnessing alleged traffic violations.
Officers gave chase along residential streets for about three to four minutes, and at one point Kinsey allegedly hit an officer’s car head-on, though no injuries were reported.
Kinsey eventually fled his automobile on foot along Fairview Drive near Limestone Parkway.
“He just stopped all the sudden out of the blue and jumped out and ran,” said GSP Cpl. D. Van Scoten. “That’s when we lost him, initially.”
Law enforcement later received a call about a suspicious person holed up in the bathroom of a nearby convenience store and gas station.
“We assisted (Georgia State Patrol) at their request when a violator fled on foot from a traffic stop,” Hall County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes told The Times. “Our deputies located the driver hiding inside a Texaco on Cleveland Highway approximately two hours after (he) fled.”
Kinsey was arrested after a short scuffle with officers, according to Van Scoten, and booked into the Hall County Jail.
Additional charges on Kinsey include reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, several traffic violations, child cruelty, false imprisonment, kidnapping, obstruction and felony fleeing.