Driver Tries To Ram Patrol Car During High Speed Chase

A 26 year-old man was arrested and held on a $295,000 secured bond following a two-county high speed chase with law enforcement officers.  At 12:36am Tuesday, a Johnston County sheriff’s deputy was traveling on Highway 42 East near Highway 96.  The officer, using his radar, clocked a 2015 Honda Civic traveling at 70mph in a 55mph zone. 

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle on Highway 42 but the driver refused to pull over. The fleeing car turned onto Highway 96 towards Selma and accelerated. The driver made several u-turns on Highway 96. At one point a pursuing deputy narrowly avoided being struck head on.

The chase continued into Wake County reaching speeds in excess of 100mph.  The driver eventually spun out onto the shoulder of the roadway near Knightdale and surrendered.

Skylar Steven Blackley of Stockbridge Drive, Selma was charged with numerous offenses including felony fleeing to elude arrest, speeding, aggressive driving, possession of heroin, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. 

The Honda Civic was seized under the ‘Run and You’re Done’ state law.   

No injuries were reported.   


  1. The driver should have done more then just spun out, he should have flipped over and, well you know the rest. The animal could have gotten someone killed. If he does not care about other people, I don’t care about him!

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