Aggressively Driving Trucker, Speeding on Bald Tires

Check out a few interesting traffic incidents that happened in the past two days in Cartersville or Bartow County.

Tractor-Trailer Driver Allegedly Runs Woman Off Road

A tractor-trailer driver Monday allegedly tried to run a Rex, GA, woman off the road as she travelled through Bartow County.

James William Geasley Jr., 57, of White Bluff, TN, admitted he "sped up" to the back of the woman's Camry and "let off" several times in an attempt to have her change lanes," about 11:30 p.m., according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office report.

The woman, 26, continued traveling in the center lane near Adairsville, and Geasley he began "blowing his horn" and "flashing his lights," activity which continued for several minutes until the Camry moved aside.

The alleged victim of aggressive driving said her engine or maintenance light came on and she tried to change lanes when the big rig sped up behind her. She said she got back into the inside lane to see the company name on the truck door, and Geasley "suddenly moved into her lane in attempt to run her off the road."

His answer to that allegation: "I may have wobbled into her lane," according to the deputy. Geasley was arrested and charged with aggressive driving.

Wrong Side of Road for Alleged DUI Driver

In a separate incident, a deputy on patrol about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday spotted a Honda Civic he said turned out of the QuikTrip onto Grassdale Road going the wrong way.

Anthony Mark Hines, 24, of Powder Springs, who later was arrested and jailed, allegedly continued to turn right, then left onto Highway 41.

Hines blew a .189, according to the incident report. He was charged with DUI, open container, driving on the wrong side of the road and driving while unlicensed.

Woman Allegedly Speeds on Bald Tires

In another Monday incident shortly after 1 p.m., a deputy clocked a 1997 Toyota 4Runner allegedly driving 64 in a 45 mph zone along Highway 20, according to the report.

The driver, a 19-year-old Ranger woman, said her license was suspended because she was late paying for a headlight requirements violation for which she was cited in Fairmount. It had cost $166.

The deputy noted the woman's back tires were either bald or had very little tread. Because she was 8 1/2 months pregnant, the deputy released her on citations for speeding, tire requirements and driving on a suspended license.

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steve January 09, 2013 at 02:02 PM
I can tell you this the trucker probaly did exactly what the woman stated. I have had quite a few incidents similar to this with truckers being the aggresser. They seem to think because their in that huge truck that everybody should just move out of the way are they will knock you out of the way. Im a truck driver and there is thousands of truckers who are not aggresive but for the ones who are they are a disscredit to the good ones. D.o.t they seem to not have their prioritys in order when it comes to spotting enfractions by truckers, they seem to be more focused on a minor enfraction in log books are whether a marker light is out and less worried about these truckers killing people in cars because they arent doing what they want in traffic. To the d.o.t please target aggressive truckers they are killing 1,000s every yr with this behavior.
George Jones January 09, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Well, I see old Steve is one of those driving school grads. Someone who knows all there is to know about driving on an interstate. Did they not teach you to drive in the right lane unless you are passing. The woman should have taken the first hint and moved over, because she said she could. Also the left lane is restricted for trucks.Get all the facts straight before you start getting diarrhea of the mouth. That driver probably has driven more miles backing up to docks than old Steve has driven in a straight line. Also,Steve most wrecks between trucks and 4 wheelers are caused by,you guessed it 4 wheelers,especially by women drivers. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Kimberly January 09, 2013 at 11:41 PM
I was driving to work on 12/24 around 8 a.m. on I75 S just south of Main St exit when my car was sent into the median, spinning, until it was stopped by a sign in the grass. It was a very blustery, wet, cold, misty rainy morning and the roads were wet. A white tractor trailor, that never stopped, flew by in the middle lane and went by so fast that the wind it generated sent my little car spinning 3 times into the wet, muddy median grass. All I remember of the truck is that it was white and that it "whooshed" my little car off the road and sent it spinning into the clay. The right side of my Aveo hit the sign so hard that the sign was knocked out of the ground. My car was declared totaled due to frame damage. I was wearing my seatbelt, not injured, and my airbags never deployed. I wasn't speeding but was driving in the far left lane to stay out of the way of the big trucks. I would like to take a moment and thank the firemen and Cartersville officer that assisted me that wet, very windy, cold morning. They even went out of their way and pushed the light car out of the grass and up onto the pavement, saving me the cost of a tow truck. I agree that more trucks do need to be slowed down and their aggressive driving needs to be strongly addressed by D.O.T./law enforcement on interstates. A suggestion is that less time be spent ticketing on side roads for health cards, log books, etc., even though that is important to the safety of all drivers as well.
CLUBFV January 10, 2013 at 08:26 PM
George, you should know that the right lane is not restricted to trucks. It just requires them to use it but does not prohibit four wheeler operation. Trucks are simply restricted from third lane violations but have some amazing excuses when caught out there :) i do agree with you though that most of the 18 wheeler accidents are caused by 4 wheelers. As to those big truck drivers that choose to tailgate, they do so at their own risk.
Donna January 27, 2013 at 05:20 AM
I got my drivers' license in 1965, now that makes me older and more experienced than some of these "big rig" drivers who think they own I-75 and Hwy 41. In all my years of driving, I have NEVER had an accident, nor have I ever been ticketed for any moving violation. Since we moved to Bartow County almost 7 yrs ago, I've actually quit driving altogether, due in part to "big rig" drivers and their lack of courtesy on the road. Just once, I'd like to see a cop pull over a big rig for speeding or (as is a favorite here in Bartow), failure to maintain lane.


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