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Authorities: Dawsonville man allegedly tried to run officer off road
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A Dawsonville man allegedly attempted to run an officer’s patrol car off the road after a chase through Dawson County entered Hall County on Price Road last year, according to authorities. Benjamin Ray Holtzclaw, 37, was booked Jan. 4 in to the Hall County Jail and released the next day. Magistrate Court officials said he had asked for a public defender, though one was not listed Wednesday. Dawson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were pursuing Holtzclaw after 10 p.m. Nov. 18 when his car entered the Hall County area of Ga. 136/Price Road, according to Georgia State Patrol. Dawson County authorities asked Georgia State Patrol to take over the pursuit of the Lincoln Town Car driven by Holtzclaw. Cpl. Major Patterson said Holtzclaw “intentionally struck a patrol car with his vehicle attempting to run it off the road.”