Driver Arrested Following 120 MPH Two County Chase

A Johnston County man led troopers, deputies and police on a chase late Friday night.

The pursuit began on I-40 in Johnston County when a driver failed to pull over for a state trooper. The chase quickly reached speeds of 120mph on I-40 into Wake County the back into Johnston County before the suspect ditched his recently purchased Dodge Charger near Government Road and Big Pine Road and fled on foot.

22 year-old Darius Hikeen Ray of Clayton was reportedly found a short distance away by a Johnston County Sheriff’s K-9 hiding under a parked vehicle.

A large amount of cash was reportedly found in his Dodge.  Ray is facing numerous traffic charges. No injuries were reported.

The NC Highway Patrol was assisted by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, Wake County Sheriff’s Office, and Garner Police.  Photos by John Payne