Teenager leads Columbus Co. Sheriff’s Office on chase in Whiteville at speeds over 100 mph
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 2:29 PM EST
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has released the details surrounding a Feb. 28 chase in Whiteville.
According to a representative with the sheriff’s office, a deputy was patrolling JK Powell Blvd. when they noted a car traveling west on Lewis St.
The deputy activated the vehicle’s emergency equipment, but the suspect failed to stop. Reaching speeds of 115 mph in a 45 mph, the suspect’s vehicle finally came to a stop along Pine Log Road.
A 16-year-old was taken into custody and charged with:
- Flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle
- Speeding (115 in a 45)
- No operators license
- Several charges stemming from traffic violations
The suspect’s vehicle was seized under the “Run and Done” law.
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