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Deputies: 3 arrested after 100 mph chase
2 passengers face open container charges
0117CHASE-Nestor Edgardo Filomeno
Nestor Edgardo Filomeno

Following a high-speed chase in excess of 100 mph on Interstate 985 on Sunday night, three suspects were arrested by Hall County deputies, according to an agency spokesman.

The car chase turned into a foot chase when the driver fled her vehicle and tried to outrun deputies.

The driver, Amanda Mary Loggins, 33, of Gainesville, faces charges of DUI of alcohol and drugs, fleeing arrest, reckless driving and a list of other driving violations.

According to an email from Stephen Wilbanks, Hall County Sheriff's Office public information officer, deputies attempted to stop Loggins in the area of Gillsville and Athens highways for speeding.

Loggins did not stop for deputies who reported they activated lights and sirens on their marked patrol vehicles.

The driver then led deputies onto I-985, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph, Wilbanks said.

In the interest of public safety, deputies eventually pulled back from the chase
after the driver exited the interstate at Exit 17 and entered areas likely to have more congestion, according to Wilbanks.

However, Oakwood police spotted the vehicle in their jurisdiction and followed the vehicle until the driver fled on foot, Wilbanks said.

"She was arrested without further incident a short time later in the area," Wilbanks wrote.

The passengers, brothers Nestor Edgardo Filomeno, 34, and Luis Alfredo Filomeno, 30, both of Oakwood, were also arrested. They face charges of possession of an open container.

Nestor Filomeno is also being held on Hall County and Gwinnett County warrants. He had previously been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license.

 

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