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Marietta drunk driver arrested after high-speed chase


A Marietta man led Cobb County police on a lengthy chase at high speeds before being apprehended.

Jon Jankowski, 22, is accused of driving drunk, leading police on a high-speed chase, and brandishing a weapon at another motorist, according to an arrest warrant.

He was arrested and charged with two felonies — aggravated assault and fleeing/attempting to elude — and five misdemeanors — speeding, reckless driving, open container violation, driving under the influence, and failure to maintain lane.

On Friday evening around 9:30-10 p.m., Jankowski reportedly drove as fast as 115 mph in a 45 mph zone, police allege. The chase occurred in the vicinity of East Piedmont Road and Glenridge Drive in east Cobb.

Jankowski overtook other motorists, crossed over double yellow lines, and drove the wrong way, says police. The suspect was accused of assault when he pointed what appeared to be a pistol — which turned out to be a BB gun — at another driver, the warrant says. In the blue Infiniti Q50  he was driving, officers found multiple open “airplane bottles” of vodka. Police described Jankowski as having glassy, watery eyes, slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol.

Jankowski was arrested and booked into the Cobb County jail. Later, he was released Saturday on an $8,000 bond.


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