A Virginia man is facing multiple charges after trying to outrun a member of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Team. The officer attempted to stop a black SUV for following another vehicle too closely on I-95 on Wednesday when the driver refused to pull over.
The chase exited off I-95 onto US 64 and into the parking lot of Nash Community College. The deputy exited his patrol car only for the driver to speed away.
The SUV began traveling eastbound on the westbound ramp to US 64. The deputy attempted a precision immobilization technique (PIT) maneuver to prevent a head-on collision, however the SUV was only spun around and continued westbound at speeds in excess of 100 MPH.
The fleeing SUV avoided stop sticks deployed by other officers. The speeding vehicle then rammed into the back of a innocent motorists car. Deputies then attempted a second unsuccessful PIT maneuver.
Officers then attempted a third PIT maneuver as the SUV was headed in the wrong direction and was able to cause the black SUV to overturn on its roof.
Two occupants in the SUV were taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation but they suffered no injuries.
The driver, Daniel Jennings, 30, of Virginia Beach, VA was wanted at the time of the pursuit for a probation violation in Virginia related to a cocaine possession charge.
Jennings was also charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, hit and run, driving on a revoked license, giving fictitious information to an officer. He was also served with a fugitive extradition warrant from Virginia for the probation charge.
Jennings received no bond due to the pending extradition and is currently in the Nash County Detention Center.