A Johnston County woman and a Harnett County man were arrested Sunday morning as a result of a high speed chase that started near McGee’s Crossroads and ended in Angier.
Around 1:10am, a motorist called the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office saying they were being followed by another vehicle on Highway 210 near I-40. A deputy in the area observed the suspect vehicle, a white Dodge Charger on Highway 210 passing other vehicles in a no passing zone and also fail to stop at a red light.
The deputy activated his blue light and siren but the vehicle failed to pull over. The chase continued on Highway 210 west reaching speeds of 125 miles per hour.
Harnett County authorities were notified of the pursuit and Angier Police had stop sticks deployed on Highway 210 at their city limits. The speeding Charger struck the stop sticks deflating the tires. The driver stopped a short distance away near his home on McIver Street.
Rodney Odell Plummer, 31, of McIver Street, Angier was arrested on numerous traffic charges including felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving on a revoked license, failure to stop for a red light and unsafe passing. He was held in the Johnston County Jail under a $50,000 bond.
A passenger, Brittany Ann Carroll, 20, of S. Whittington Street, Benson was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and given a $5,000 bond.
No injuries were reported during the pursuit.