A 29-year-old North Carolina man was charged with a felony and had his 2000 Chevrolet Camaro impounded after allegedly attempting to flee from police during the early morning hours of Nov. 18. The Chapel Hill resident, who was reportedly involved in a street race when police attempted to pull him over, is said to have reached speeds of up to 157 mph during a pursuit that stretched across two counties. Media reports indicate that he was released from the Wayne County Detention Center after posting a $3,000 bond.
The pursuit began when officers from the Goldsboro Police Department attempted to pull over two cars that appeared to be racing one another on the westbound lanes of U.S. Route 70 near North Spence Avenue. A GPD report reveals that several motorists had called at about 12:30 a.m. to report a group of cars being driven erratically and at extremely high speeds. Police say that the pursuit began when a black Chevrolet Camaro ignored signals to pull over and left the scene.
Police called off the pursuit a short time later as the speeds being reached were considered a danger to both the officers involved and bystanders. However, officers kept the car in sight and contacted the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for assistance. The chase came to an end in Johnston County when the Camaro struck a tire deflation device on Cornwallis Road that had been placed by WCSO deputies. The man was taken into custody at the scene, and he has been charged with felony eluding, damaging public property, speeding and reckless driving.
Experienced criminal defense attorneys presenting a Charlotte, North Carolina, traffic violations legal defense may advise their clients to cooperate with police officers even when their situations seem grim. Individuals who attempt to flee from police in North Carolina may have their vehicles impounded under the state’s ‘Run and You’re Done” law, and attempts to elude law enforcement might make reaching a favorable plea agreement far more challenging.
Source: WFMY News 2, NC Man Drove Camaro 157 MPH While On The Run From Authorities: Police, Staff report, Nov. 19, 2018