Teen fleeing cops racks up felony charge, multiple traffic violations


A Mableton man on Aug. 26 racked up 13 charges after fleeing Peachtree City police making a traffic stop, then wrecking his vehicle on Crosstown Drive.

Prince E. Cadet, 18, of Mableton, was charged with felony fleeing/eluding, suspended license, seatbelt violation, two counts of failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, driving on left of center, speeding, passing on a hill or curve, no proof of insurance, failure to register vehicle within seven days, altering tag and misdemeanor marijuana, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said an officer on Ga. Highway 74 South near Crosstown Drive spotted Cadet not wearing a seatbelt. Cadet pulled over in the Wendy’s parking lot a short distance from Hwy. 74 South.

The officer ran the tag and found it did not match the vehicle Cadet was driving, Hyatt noted, adding that Cadet sped off as the officer was approaching the vehicle.

Hyatt said Cadet fled east on Crosstown Drive with the officer following but not pursuing.

The officer quickly found Cadet and his vehicle, which had wrecked at the entrance to the Arbor Terrace Senior Living Center near South Peachtree Parkway. Cadet, and his dog, were with a citizen on a golf cart who had stopped to help after the wreck, Hyatt said.

Cadet was placed under arrest and transported to the Fayette County Jail.


  1. The most serious charge:
    § 40-6-395 Fleeing or attempting to elude police officer;
    b)(1) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a) of this Code section shall be guilty of a high and aggravated misdemeanor and:

    (A) Upon conviction shall be fined not less than $500.00 nor more than $5,000.00, which fine shall not be subject to suspension, stay, or probation and imprisoned for not less than ten days nor more than 12 months. Any period of such imprisonment in excess of ten days may, in the sole discretion of the judge, be suspended, stayed, or probated;

    I hope he enjoys his ten days (or more) at Hotel-do-Right. I’m glad no one was hurt while he was driving recklessly.