Two Patrol Cars Damaged During High Speed Chase

Two patrol cars belonging to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office were damaged during a high speed chase this afternoon (Monday).

A Johnston County SAFE Team deputy stopped a car for speeding 90mph in a 55mph zone on Highway 70 Business near Smithfield.  During the traffic stop the driver sped away and a pursuit was initiated.   The chase continued eastbound on Highway 70.

Near the intersection of Highway 70 and 70-A in Princeton the suspect attempted to make a turn but was traveling too fast and collided with a ditch. The driver was arrested without further incident.

Authorities said the pursuit reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.   No injuries were reported.