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Man accused of crashing into Powder Springs Dairy Queen during police chase 


An Atlanta man is facing multiple charges following an incident involving a high-speed chase and alleged crash into a local Dairy Queen restaurant. 

Police say that Rodriguez Butler allegedly attempted to evade the Cobb County Police while driving a Dodge Charger on Cunningham Road, heading toward Powder Springs Road. 

During the pursuit, Butler failed to stop at a stop sign on Favor Road at the intersection of Austell Road. In addition, when making a turn from Favor Road onto Austell Road, Butler failed to use the closest right-hand lane as required by traffic rules; instead, he turned into the farthest left-hand lane. 

Butler was accused of driving on the wrong side of the road multiple times at speeds exceeding 70 mph.The high-speed chase ended with Butler crashing into a Dairy Queen restaurant. 

After the collision, Butler allegedly attempted to flee on foot, but he was eventually apprehended by law enforcement officers, who had to use a Taser to gain custody. 

During the course of Butler’s actions, a passenger, James Robertson, suffered a broken right arm and required emergency transportation to a local hospital due to the wreck that Butler caused. 

Authorities discovered that Butler was in possession of a stolen firearm, specifically a Taurus PT111 G2, which belonged to the Columbia Police Department in Missouri.

Butler has been charged with a range of offenses, including fleeing from the police, obstruction of law enforcement, duty upon striking fixtures on the highway, duty of a driver to render aid, criminal damage in the second degree, failure to stop at a stop sign, improper methods of turning at intersections, and theft by receiving a firearm.

According to his arrest warrant, he is currently in custody with a bond set at $15,000.


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