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Truck Driver Faces Multiple Charges After 90-Mile Chase

by Jana Ritter - Published: 9/02/2015

A truck driver became more like the villain of an action movie when he led police on a 90-mile chase in Atlanta, late Monday evening. According to investigators, 26-year-old Bernard Mageto Monyoncho of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, was drunk as he drove his tractor-trailer erratically and led multiple police agencies on the dangerous chase that began in the Macon area and ended near Atlantic Station.

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The incident started at about 11:15pm Monday evening when Bibb sheriff’s deputies got word that a truck cab without a trailer attached was driving dangerously and without headlights while heading north on Interstate 475 near Zebulon Road. The truck driver also wasn’t signaling as he continued to cut across lanes of traffic, without any regard for the safety of others. According to the sheriff’s incident report, deputies from Bibb County began their attempts to stop the tractor-trailer, but instead the driver looked like he was attempting to hit other vehicles, including the patrol cars.

As the chase continued from Macon towards downtown Atlanta, Monyoncho started throwing items out the window at Bibb County sheriff’s deputies. He also slammed on his brakes several times to try to disable the nearing Bibb patrol vehicle. Monroe County deputies soon joined the chase at Rumble Road on I-75 and then at mile marker 191 a Monroe County deputy pulled beside the truck and shot out the two rear tires. However that didn’t stop the truck driver and he continued to drive on his rims. “He was driving on his rims. The tires were gone,” said Allison Selman-Willis, public information officer for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

                                                    Monyoncho faces multiple charges

When he reached mile marker 206, another deputy shot out the tractor-trailer’s front tire but he still kept going. Deputies continued their chase to Henry County, where police put out “stop sticks” in an attempt to disable the vehicle and still he kept going. Finally, a construction zone at mile marker 210 forced the truck driver to stop. It was after 1 a.m., when Monyoncho was arrested in the 2200 block of 16th Street in Atlanta. The arresting officers immediately detected the smell of alcohol in the vehicle and he was taken to Monroe County to face multiple charges including aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, felony fleeing, open container and DUI, as well as littering.

The long pursuit often reach very low speeds and at one point an officer from the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety had joined the trail and when they entered Atlanta, a Georgia state trooper got involved as well.


William Seifert
William Seifert
What D bag company did he work for.......
Trucking Unlimited
Trucking Unlimited
that information hasn't been released yet....
Victor Weaver
Victor Weaver
I knew it was somehow Obamas fault! Lol
Kathy Jacoby
Kathy Jacoby
He really screwed up!
Timothy Begle
Timothy Begle
Somebody needs to teach cops. Shoot the radiator. 90 miles and all the did was shoot 3 tires.
Timothy Begle
Timothy Begle
He wasn't one of us. He's part of the new breed that the trucking companies hire to fill seats. They work cheap and only need either money for drugs and booze.
Ranj Singh
Ranj Singh
Cannot deny their is some truth to that.
Craig Snyder
Craig Snyder
He makes us all look bad
William Hangman
William Hangman
Well is ass is grass
Kenny G Simms
Kenny G Simms
Well that's 1 less rookie driver we got to worry about
Michael Stout
Michael Stout
One of Obama s pieces of work
Tim Dorsey
Tim Dorsey
I'd personally like to beat this guy's ass. I was one of the people he acted like he was trying to hit.
Steve Andersen
Steve Andersen
90mph? Doesnt sound like a company truck.
Darryl Davis
Darryl Davis
90 mile chase
Steve Andersen
Steve Andersen
Opps guess i read it wrong
James R Maxwell
James R Maxwell

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
I agree he definitely is not one of us seat warmer
Kelly Kirkpatrick Sr.
Kelly Kirkpatrick Sr.
Watch someone will riot over this . for wrongfully Accused
Doug Wellington
Doug Wellington
At what point should they have considered Him a threat to sociade ? & just shot him ? I'm thinking mile two or three . That's the kind of asshole that gives us all a bad name !
Tim Mccaffery
Tim Mccaffery
Its was the trucks fault, so let blamed on the truck!
John Thaxton
John Thaxton
Wendy Benton Parker here's the story on that chase I saw.
Dontae Lavelle Smith
Dontae Lavelle Smith
Trucker JD