Charles Toliver said he just “got myself involved with the wrong female” and that led him to run from police twice on New Year’s Eve.

Toliver, 39, of 605 Morningside Drive, Dalton, was in Whitfield County Superior Court Tuesday morning requesting bond. Bond was denied by Judge Robert Adams.

Toliver refused to stop for a Murray County sheriff’s deputy and was chased by police into Whitfield County. He was captured after he wrecked on Fredrick Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Dalton, said Sgt. Joe Harrison of the Georgia State Patrol.

Toliver requested medical treatment, but escaped while at Hamilton Medical Center, Harrison said.

“I wasn’t trying to get away,” Toliver said. “I just went outside to get some fresh air.”

Toliver told Adams he was sorry for what happened and said he had just “gotten into it with my girlfriend” before the chase.

Toliver is charged with DUI, attempting to elude an officer, driving on a suspended license, failure to signal a turn, a headlight violation, improper lane change, no proof of insurance, open container of alcohol, failure to obey traffic control devices, a seat belt violation, striking a fixed object, driving on the wrong side of the road, passing in a no passing zone, improper use of the center turn lane, escape, simple assault and two counts of fleeing.





Francisco Javier Fraire, no address listed, pleaded guilty to trafficking in methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, five years on probation and ordered to pay a $200,000 fine.

Prosecutors agreed to drop another drug charge and a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Similar charges pending against Fraire will also be dismissed, prosecutors said, as long as Fraire maintains his guilty plea.

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