Johnston County deputies deployed stop sticks on Highway 50 near Benson ending a high speed chase. Around midnight Aug. 7th, a SAFE Team deputy was on routine patrol on Highway 50 near Highway 42 and spotted a Chevy passenger car speeding. The officer attempted to stop the car but it sped away. The driver turned into a residential subdivision and the deputy lost sight of the vehicle. A few minutes later, the officer spotted the car as it left the subdivision.
The deputy tried to stop the car as it turned onto Highway 50 South from Highway 42 but the driver refused to pull over. The chase quickly reached speeds over 100 mph and at times as high as 120 mph. Deputies radioed ahead to other officers who deployed stop sticks on Highway 50 at Tarheel Road north of Benson. The driver struck the stop sticks deflating his tires. He pulled over and stopped his car.
Bryan Camey-Jacinto of Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh reportedly told officers he didn’t stop because he didn’t want to go to jail. Camey-Jacinto had an outstanding arrest warrant in Wake County.
Johnston County authorities charged the 21 year-old man with felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving without a license, and reckless driving. He was held on a $53,000 bond. His Chevy was seized under the NC Run and You’re Done Law.