The trial for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn began Monday morning with testimony given from the officer who attempted to pull Rahn over back in April.
Walter Anderson, an officer with the Port Wentworth Police Department, testified that Rahn was driving a “non-emergency vehicle” in an unsafe manner with speeds up to 100 mph.
The vehicle Rahn drove during the incident was a red pickup truck with unauthorized lights and sirens - Rahn uses the personal truck for his heavy-towing business, Rahn Services.
Rahn claims he was responding to a traffic accident that he heard come over the radio while he was shopping at Home Depot in Pooler. Upon hearing the accident, Rahn claims he drove to the accident that occurred near Ga. 21 near Patriot Drive.
Upon entering Port Wentworth, Rahn was seen by Anderson and two other officers as he sped by the parking lot of a Wendy’s fast food restaurant where the officers were. Anderson gave chase and attempted to stop Rahn, who failed to pull over and did not stop his truck until he arrived at the scene of the accident.
He was neither arrested nor charged that day but was served three citations the following Monday when he reported to the Port Wentworth Police Department headquarters.
Rahn was charged with reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude and failure to exercise due care. He claims that he did not know that it was Port Wentworth Police behind him.
Body camera footage from the chase by Anderson was shown to the jury Monday along with video of Rahn speaking at police headquarters in Port Wentworth.
The trial resumed on Tuesday and will continue throughout the week.