Loganville Man Faces Slew of Charges After Fleeing from Wreck

He was arrested No. 29, 2012 and now faces charges that originated from a motorcycle wreck he was involved in over the summer.

John Puckett, of 2592 Bermuda Drive, Loganville, was arrested on Nov. 29, 2012 and faces a slew of charges that stem from an incident on June 12, 2012 when he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Gwinnett County.

Officers responding to the scene reported that Puckett told police he didn’t want to report the accident. He seemed more concerned with trying to get his motorcycle to start and leave. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, when police asked why the VIN didn’t match and there appeared to be no insurance on record, Puckett managed to get the motor fired up and fled. He was last seen heading onto West Park Place Blvd during rush hour traffic at a high rate of speed. However, in his rush he omitted to retrieve his license that he had already turned over to police.

Puckett was picked up on Nov. 29 and charged with fleeing or eluding police officer, possession of controlled substance or marijuana, violation of probation, drugs not in original container, no drivers license, violation of controlled substance, expired tag, no proof of insurance, motorcycle passing in no passing zone and reckless driving.

He remains in the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond.

Sharon Swanepoel December 09, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I will look into that Kim, but it's possible that it was suspended at that time for fleeing and by the time he was picked up, he was still driving. Some of those charges are obviously from a later instances - possible when he was picked up.
Sunnie December 09, 2012 at 02:00 PM
because he left (fled) and was driving without his license!
Tammy Osier December 09, 2012 at 04:36 PM
If memory serves me, I think I read somewhere that his license had been suspended. It's possible to have your license on you, but suspended.
Layne O'Steen December 09, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Please don't write VIN number unless you are trying to say Vehicle Identification Number number.
Sharon Swanepoel December 10, 2012 at 01:25 AM
You are right Layne, redundancy duly noted, and corrected. Thanks!


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