A Johnston County teenager crashed his car during a short chase that quickly reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
Around 1:45am Saturday, a Johnston County deputy was on patrol on East School Road adjacent to East Clayton Elementary School and spotted a suspicious car. The deputy said the vehicle was displaying an expired 30 day temporary license plate and he attempted to stop the vehicle.
The driver reportedly failed to pull over and turned on Highway 42 towards Clayton. The fleeing vehicle quickly reached speeds of 105 MPH. At the intersection of Highway 42 and Glen Laurel Road, the driver slowed to make a turn onto Glen Laurel Road but was still traveling too fast and ran off the roadway and wrecked.
The driver, 19 year-old Daniel Cody Steinbach of Skygrove Drive, Clayton, was not injured. He reportedly told officers he didn’t stop because of the expired license plate.
During a search of his car approximately 2 grams of suspected marijuana was allegedly found.
Steinbach was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Steinbach was given a $25,000 bond. His 2002 Nissan was also seized.