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Winn sentenced to three years for high-speed chase
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Devonta Winn

An Effingham County man who led deputies on a high-speed chase that exceeded 100 mph has pled guilty to fleeing/attempting police officers.
Devonta Winn will spend three years in jail, including time he has served already, for a March incident.

According to sheriff’s office reports, Winn drove his Nissan Pathfinder more than 100 mph on Highway 21 toward Port Wentworth after he failed to stop for a deputy who attempted to pull over Winn.

Winn was going north on Highway 21, then turned south on 21 at Goshen Road and began driving toward Port Wentworth at more than 100 mph.
Assistance from the Port Wentworth Police Department was requested, and Port Wentworth officers placed spike strips on Highway 21 near Interstate 95. Winn hit the spike strips and lost control of his vehicle, crashing under the I-95 overpass.

Winn also was suspected to be the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder who led deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers on a high speed chase into Savannah about a week before the incident that led to his arrest.

Winn will get credit for time served since his March 21 arrest.