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Chase, head-on collision leads to charges against Willow Spring biker

Posted February 17, 2016
Updated February 18, 2016

Scottie Lee Horne

— The motorcycle rider who led state troopers on a brief chase Wednesday afternoon in Wake County faces charges for that chase among others.

State troopers spotted Scottie Lee Horne, 34, of 202 Black Creek Court in Willow Spring, doing 75 mph in a 45 mph zone on N.C. 42 and attempted to pull him over. Instead, he sped away and drove south in the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 401, where he collided head-on with a Honda driven by 31-year-old Thomas Nelson of Willow Spring, according to Sgt. Michael Baker of the State Highway Patrol.

Horne was taken to WakeMed where he was treated for his injuries and released to Wake County Jail Wednesday night.

He was charged with DWI, driving while his license was revoked, speeding, reckless driving, having a fictitious license plate, not having insurance, failure to register his vehicle, driving the wrong way on a dual lane highway and felony speeding to elude arrest.


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  • Chad Johnson Feb 18, 2016
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    This guys life was over when he got that ugly tattoo on his neck

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 18, 2016
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    Sounds like he had no intention of stopping for the police, so it was inevitable that he would hurt himself and possibly someone else. I don't see any mention of the condition of the other driver, and I hope that means he's okay.
    Riding a motorcycle certainly doesn't make him a 'biker', if he was, I believe he would've known better. This guy reflects badly on the responsible, law abiding bikers out there. Motorcycle vs. Car never ends well for the biker. Prayers for the families

  • Edward Anderson Feb 18, 2016
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    Crying shame that he survived the crash. This individual appears to have a long history of misbehavior. SMH

  • Sean Creasy Feb 18, 2016
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    this fool is not a biker! Please quit categorizing him a such... He is just another fool on two wheels who watched too many X game races..

  • Tim Boomhower Feb 18, 2016
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    A dummy and a motorcycle is never a good mix. Those who ride responsibly hate this kind of press.

  • Barrett Powell Feb 17, 2016
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    An SV, why do they always have to be on an SV?

  • Charlotte Baggett Feb 17, 2016
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    Why run??? the odds are not in your favor...