Jalen Carter: Body cam footage shows NFL star was pulled over for speeding months before crash that killed Devin Willock
ATHENS, GEORGIA: In a shocking revelation, reports claim that Jalen Carter was pulled over and warned for speeding on September 22, 2022. This is just months before he was involved in a car crash killing his teammate Devin Willock and a staffer Chandler LeCroy in Athens.
The new video from police body camera clearly shows an officer pulling Carter over on September 22 for driving at a speed of 89 mph in a 45 mph zone. It was allegedly the same vehicle, a black 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which he crashed on January 15. In the clip, the officer can be seen telling Carter that he had just a few minutes earlier pulled over two other Georgia players, including one of his teammates, for speeding. 'Y'all need to slow down, dude,' the officer says, before also pointing to Carter that his car windows were tinted too dark and is against Georgia law. He follows the warning by issuing Carter a citation, as per Daily Mail report.
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'Slow down, Ok? That's all I ask'
“Your break is you're not going to jail. Because that would make all kinds of news, right?” the officer is heard saying. 'I don't know if y'all need to send out a text or something to your teammates, slow down. We wouldn't be talking if you were going to the speed limit. I could care less about tint violation. But that was reckless. When you are around your teammates, just tell them to slow down. It's so easy to slow down.” The officer on duty then elaborates on the separate citations and information for Carter's traffic court date. He concludes by pleading once again, “Slow down, Ok? That's all I ask.”
'Both vehicles switched between lanes'
“The investigation found that Chandler LeCroy, driver of the 2021 Ford Expedition, and Jalen Carter, driver of a 2021 Jeep Trackhawk, were operating their vehicles in a manner consistent with racing shortly after leaving the downtown Athens area at about 2:30 am,' read the statement from Athens-Clarke County police. It also clarified that LeCroy was legally intoxicated at the time of the crash with a blood-alcohol level of .197. (The state limit in Georgia is 0.08.)
As per authorities, “The evidence demonstrated that both vehicles switched between lanes, drove in the center turn lane, drove in opposite lanes of travel, overtook other motorists, and drove at high rates of speed, in an apparent attempt to outdistance each other.”