Man flees checkpoint, leads DeKalb Co. police on chase

Man flees checkpoint, leads DeKalb Co. police on chase

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ATLANTA -

A man trying to flee a safety checkpoint took DeKalb County police on a brief chase before nearly crashing his car into a tree just outside of a Checker's restaurant Thursday.

The car chase ended in the 400 block of Moreland Avenue, but not before the man jumped out of the car and tried get away on foot. Officers quickly caught and arrested the man.

Police suspect he may be connected to several armed robberies and burglaries in the area.

Police say the chase reached speeds of 65 miles per hour on residential streets.

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