According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies conducted multiple driver’s license and highway safety checkpoints over the weekend.
Saturday, checkpoints were held in Spring Garden, Gaylesville, McCords, and several other communities across the county; in addition to the checkpoints deputies made a point of showing a heavy patrol presence in many communities. Deputies made seven arrests as a result of that detail on Saturday.
According to Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, David Brinkley, age 43 of Rome, Georgia was arrested after he led deputies on a pursuit from the Mud Creek area then on into Floyd County.
That pursuit ended on U.S. Highway 411, near County Road 34 – as deputies deployed spike strips to disable Brinkley’s vehicle. Illegal drugs – and a stolen firearm – were recovered from the vehicle. Brinkley was arrested, and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance along with the unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm after altercation and attempting to elude. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, deputies were able to conduct that traffic and criminal apprehension operation as part of a grant through ADECA. Sheriff Shaver said, “It is important for the safety of our County to remove criminals and dangerous drivers off of the roadways and this is part of our commitment to do that.”