Driver Apprehended Following Johnston County Chase

Law enforcement officers arrested a driver following a nearly 20 mile high speed chase Friday night on Interstate 95 in Johnston County.

Around 8:00pm, a Johnston County deputy, assigned to patrol the Kenly city limits, attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near I-95. The driver accelerated onto I-95 southbound and quickly reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The driver struck stop sticks deployed across the interstate at the Keen Road exit in Four Oaks. The driver stopped on the shoulder and fled into a wooded area.

Deputies, the State Highway Patrol, and Four Oaks Police combed a wooded area beside the interstate. Within minutes they located the suspect near Allendale Road and took him into custody without further incident.

The suspect was transported back to the scene and then taken to the Johnston County Jail for processing on multiple charges.

The driver told authorities he was traveling from Virginia to his home in South Carolina. His vehicle was seized. No injuries were reported.