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Records: PIT Maneuver Victim Had Previous Arrests

The driver who died after a 100-mph chase early Sunday had several previous serious driving charges, according to Bibb County arrest records.
They include an April case when Herbert Bruce Simpson III was charged with speeding, reckless driving, eluding police and cocaine possession.
The Georgia State Patrol says Simpson died on Bass Road in north Bibb County after troopers used the so-called "PIT maneuver" to stop him.
In that maneuver, a trooper uses his cruiser to tap the back-right side of the suspect's vehicle, causing it to spin out.
The state patrol says Simpson's SUV flipped and he died on the scene. He died around 2 a.m. Sunday.
The Bibb County records show that Simpson has several previous brushes with the law.

The records show that he faced nine charges in all from the April 3 arrest. He was released later that day on bond.

The records don't desribe the case or whether anyone was injured.
Other previous arrests:
2004: taking part in an affray (a fight)
2005: DUI, open container, speeding, no tag
2007: DUI, probation violation, driving with suspended license;
2009: aggravated assault
Court records do not describe how those cases were resolved, but the Georgia Department of Corrections website shows that Simpson had not served time in a state prison.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.


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