North Carolina law provides authorities with a variety of reasons to suspend or revoke a person’s driver’s license. New charges for driving after a suspension or revocation can tend to further complicate matters for a North Carolina driver. Often, a driving after revocation charge may be added in a string of allegations.
Authorities in Martin County accuse a man who was reportedly wanted on fraud, fleeing and eluding and other charges now will be facing a slate of new offenses in criminal court. Officials believe that the man was driving on a revoked license when deputies sought to pull the man over.
A Martin County deputy says that the driver pulled out in front of the deputy’s car when the deputy was in Bertie County. The man is accused of taking off, starting a high speed pursuit in Bertie County.
Authorities say that the man pulled over near the county line and made remarks and gestures toward law enforcement before returning to the driver’s seat and speeding off into Martin County. The deputy claims the pursuit reached speeds of 110 miles per hour. When the chase reached Williamston, North Carolina, authorities claim the man crashed his Mercury into a garbage truck on Main Street. The mercury also struck a van, according to Martin County officials.
The pursuing deputy says that the man jumped out of his Mercury and fled on foot. Authorities apparently apprehended the man. He is now facing charges of assault on a government official, felony fleeing, driving while revoked and traffic offenses. He was booked into jail with bond set at ,000.
A passenger who reportedly had been riding in the Mercury Marquis was cited for resisting or obstructing and released.
Source: WITN, “Man Wanted On Chase Charges Leads Deputies On Another Chase,” Sep. 20, 2012