A Carrollton man was recently arrested for his involvement in a police chase that occurred in July 2022.
On July 20, 2022, TFC Allen discovered a Jeep Cherokee driving north on GA-61 near Bay Springs Road in Carroll County with one of its headlights not working. The Georgia Patrol reported that Allen performed a traffic stop when the Jeep made a right turn onto Bay Springs Road. It reportedly stopped at the intersection of Bay Springs Road and Brookhaven Drive.
After approaching the driver and collecting identification, he was identified as David Morhocic of Carrollton, who was 27 at the time of the incident. According to the report, when Allen checked the license status in the system and ran his license plate, the driver’s license was returned as suspended, the vehicle registration was canceled and it was uninsured. .
Allen reportedly got out of his police car to investigate this information further, and when he approached the jeep, the driver fled and began a chase. Allen returned to his police car and informed Dispatch that he was involved in an active pursuit.
The Jeep reportedly drove east on Bay Springs Road and did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Daniel Road and Bay Springs Road. The chase continued after this and the driver eventually turned left into a driveway on Tyson Road, about 400 meters from Flat Rock Road. According to reports, they went down a dirt driveway between the two residences and out onto the driveway.
Allen briefly loses sight of the Jeep while driving around the second residence. As she made her way back down the driveway to Tyson Road, Allen didn’t know which way the jeep turned onto Tyson Road. Reportedly, he listened through the window and heard a jeep to his right.
Allen then turned right back onto Tyson Road and saw a jeep ahead. Up until this point, the Jeep driver had been driving recklessly, driving on the wrong side of the road and apparently exceeding the speed limit at over 20 mph.
This dangerous and illegal driving behavior continued during the chase, according to reports. Decided.
According to reports, when Allen turned toward the driveway, he encountered a closed gate at the end of the driveway and found it locked with a padlock. Allen then moved to where the jeep went through her third fence, seeing the fence still partially standing. There were rocks next to the fence and the fence was piled on top of it, she knew she couldn’t move it all without getting stuck or crippling the police car, she said. said the report.
Allen informed Dispatch of the direction the Jeep was moving and that his participation in the chase had ended. Mohorcic said he was arrested in this case on January 12, 2023. He was accused of providing a false name, address, or date of birth to law enforcement officers, providing a false name, address, or date of birth to law enforcement officers, the second most reckless act of his four was indicted on one count. Repeated damage to property, hit-and-run, reckless driving, acquisition of license plates for identification of automobiles. Mohorcic remains in Carroll County Jail after being denied bail.