Two unidentified men are in the hospital and will face stolen vehicle and other charges after they attempted to elude the this afternoon, ensuing in a chase and crash near Fairburn Rd. Shortly after 1 p.m. the Douglasville Police were notified of a felony alcohol shoplifting at on Douglas Boulevard, Sgt. Todd Garner said.
Shortly afterward, a Douglasville police officer got behind a vehicle on Interstate 20 that matched the description of the men and car seen at Arbor Place Beverage, Garner said. The vehicle refused to stop and eventually exited on Lee Rd. The vehicle was close to Fairburn Rd. when the driver lost control and the car left the road, went airborne and flipped over.
The driver and the passenger tried to run from police but the driver had a broken leg with the bone protruding from the skin near the ankle, Garner said. The driver was taken to Grady Hospital and the other man was taken to
The vehicle is suspected of being stolen from DeKalb County, Garner said. Six bottles of Grey Goose vodka were recovered and the amount of stolen alcohol totalled more than $300. The suspects will be charged with felony shoplifting, vehicle theft, attempting to elude a police officer and other traffic violations.