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Duplin County high-speed chase ends when troopers wreck fleeing car

Posted July 26

Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol ended a high-speed chase on Interstate 40 in Duplin County Tuesday morning by crashing a fleeing vehicle near the Pender County line.
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— Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol ended a high-speed chase on Interstate 40 in Duplin County Tuesday morning by crashing a fleeing vehicle near the Pender County line.

Maj. Tim Jones with the Duplin County Sheriff's Office said officers saw two men in a rental car throwing items out of the vehicle near Warsaw. Authorities chased the vehicle through the county before troopers stopped it just short of the Pender County line by using a precision immobilization technique, or PIT, maneuver. At times, the fleeing vehicle reached speeds of 100 mph.

No one was injured in the chase, and both suspects were arrested. The driver did not have a license and was on probation for a drug charge.

Neither man was identified.

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  • Fred Garner Jul 26, 5:14 p.m.
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    Well done Troopers! Keep up the great work of protecting the motoring public from a@"h0/3$ like this who endanger dozens of people every day. Be safe and watch your six! Come home safe everyday.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jul 26, 1:35 p.m.
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    And I'm sure he "and" his partner have long and dubious police records on top of this incident. Sounds like it's time for a judge to finally do his job and Godsmack these 2.

  • Jeff Freuler Jul 26, 12:49 p.m.
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    Good job!!!!