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2 Police Chases End With Car Crashing Into House

Posted March 31, 2008

— Two men face charges after leading police on two chases that went through three towns in Wake and Harnett counties Sunday.

The chases ended when one motorist, who faces drunken-driving charges, crashed into a house.

Fuquay-Varina police attempted to pull over a Volkswagen Beetle, driven by Bradley Joseph Maggio, of Clayton, for speeding around 8 a.m.

Maggio eluded police and led them on a chase through Angier at speeds up to 90 mph, police officials said. Officers lost track of Maggio for less than five minutes before finding his car wrecked along N.C. Highway 55.

When police approached the car, a pickup truck sped away from the scene, sparking a second chase. David Allen Richardson, 23, of Fuquay-Varina, drove his pickup through the lawn of one house and then crashed into a second home at 405 S. Main St. in Buies Creek, officers said.

Richardson sought treatment at a hospital but was released without any injuries.

The pickup-truck crash caused $5,000 worth of damage to the house and $500 damage to the lawn, police said.

No police vehicles were damaged during either chase.

Richardson faces charges of driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, reckless driving, injury to personal property, resisting a public officer and fleeing and eluding an officer.

Maggio, who fled from the scene on foot, surrendered to Angier police Monday morning. Fuquay-Varina police said they plan to charge him, while Angier police were also considering doing so.

Joseph Freeman, 18, and John Freeman, 17, both of Lillington, were passengers in Richardson's truck. They were arrested at the scene of the crash but have not been charged.


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  • sunflowerbubbles Apr 1, 2008

    Just another slap on the hands, and let go... that will teach 'em... taking the license won't work either, he'll just start using other people's cars, or start stealing on top of DUI's. This is a small area (Buies Creek) so it's going to be top of the conversation this week! LOL...

  • SaltyOldJarhead Mar 31, 2008

    He must have been driving a "new" Beetle. Know how I can tell? It's not the 90-100 mph he was going or the fact that the Fuquay cops couldn't catch him. It was the ditch he got stuck in. I've never seen a ditch one of those old Beetles couldn't go through and come out smiling on the other side.

  • anonemoose Mar 31, 2008

    Houston, you just lost a candidate for the astronaut program.

  • PikeMom4real Mar 31, 2008

    This story is a bit different I would dare say.


  • bigredtruckman Mar 31, 2008

    They call him "Tater Salad".

  • Rodney F Mar 31, 2008

    dang_skippy, exactly

  • Mmaker52 Mar 31, 2008

    In the words of Ron White "You can't fix stupid".
    Politically Honest not Correct

    You are so right!! Love that Ron White to tell it like it is!

  • dang_skippy Mar 31, 2008

    How about, you get a DUI, you lose your car and it is sold. If you are DUI in a vehicle it is sold. Your friends will think before giving you their keys!

  • Politically Honest NOT PC Mar 31, 2008

    In the words of Ron White "You can't fix stupid".

  • Rodney F Mar 31, 2008

    will not be surprised to find out that david richardsons license was revoked for a previous dui. need to start conviscating vehicles obviously revoking drivers licenses does not prevent them from commiting more vehicular crimes. thankfuly noone else was injured or killed.