According to reports:
The incident began when State Troopers investigated a one-car accident on Mt. View Rd. in Haralson County.
GSP reports that the car was traveling along Mt. View Rd. when the driver, 25 year-old Kenneth Edward Haley of 1115 Mt. View Rd., ran off the east shoulder of the road. He overcorrected the car, crossing both lanes of traffic before skidding out of control. Haley then struck a tree.
In the accident, Haley sustained a minor injury, while his passengers, Michael Kurtz, 42, and Charles Moore, 32, were left with minimal bruising.
Haley was cited with driving under the influence, having an out-of-date license plate, driving with a suspended license, giving a false name, address, or birth date to an officer, a safety restraint violation, and reckless driving.
The patrolman then transported Haley to Polk Medical Center for his injuries.
At 12:14 a.m., Polk County Police officers received a call from the GSP to aid in a manhunt for Haley. Apparently, while being treated at Polk Medical Center, Haley eluded State Troopers.
Soon after receiving the initial call, an unidentified person notified 9-1-1 that Haley had been seen at the Waffle House, 228 N. Main St. The suspect was seen leaving the business as he headed towards Philpot St.
Working together, the State Patrol and County Police searched the immediate area. A county officer shined his flashlight on the roof of the neighboring business, Curves for Women, and found Haley lying face down.
Quickly thereafter, officers surrounded the building and ordered him to come down. Haley ran to the edge and seemed to be contemplating a jump when police assisted him to the ground.
As officers read him his Miranda rights, Haley became furious and tried to fight the policemen. The arresting officers were forced to physically subdue him before putting him inside a State Trooper’s car.
Haley began kicking at the glass in an attempt to break the glass. Officers then pulled him from the car and bound his legs to prevent further incident.
The Georgia State Patrol transported Haley to a Haralson County jail, where he awaits a hearing.