Sheriff: Solider charged with violating stay-at-home order

Sheriff: Solider charged with violating stay-at-home order

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia soldier was arrested and accused of violating stay-at-home orders, fleeing from state troopers and driving drunk while attempting to visit his family in Alabama, authorities said.

Christian Lee Robinson, 20, was arrested Saturday and charged with reckless conduct for violating a statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Brian Kemp that went into effect Friday.

Robinson also was charged with DUI, obstruction of officers, possession of alcohol by a minor, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Coweta County Sheriff’s Cpl. Scott Tarpley said a Georgia State Patrol trooper saw Robinson swerving and driving more than 120 mph (190 kph) on Interstate 85 and attempted to pull him over.

Tarpley said Robinson refused to stop, so the trooper used a pursuit maneuver to disable Robinson’s vehicle. Robinson’s car spun out and hit a median wall, Tarpley said. Robinson was hospitalized then taken to the Coweta jail.

Robinson told authorities he was a soldier and was absent without leave from Fort Gordon in Augusta, Tarpley said. Robinson also told authorities he was trying to visit family in Alabama.

It’s unclear whether Robinson had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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