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Authorities involved in two vehicle pursuits in Wake County

Posted September 11, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014

Authorities were involved in a vehicle pursuit with a motorcycle Thursday night that started in Durham and ended in Morrisville. (Adam Owens/WRAL)

— Authorities were involved in two separate vehicle pursuits in Wake County Thursday night.

The first pursuit started when a Durham County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle on Angier Avenue, authorities said. It ended after the motorcycle pulled into a Shell gas station near Chapel Hill Road and Airport Boulevard in Morrisville and stopped, authorities said.

Authorities have not said why the driver led law enforcement on the pursuit.

Moments after the first chase ended, a second chase was reported in Apex. 

That pursuit started on N.C. Highway 55 after police tried talking to a woman threatening suicide and ended when the vehicle crashed on Cary Towne Boulevard in Cary.

The driver, who was not injured, was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle, driving while impaired and fleeing law enforcement, Apex police said.


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  • Anita Woody Sep 12, 2014

    Something needs to be done with these crazy motorcycles. Sunday evenings have become popular in Downtown Raleigh for drag racing and speeding.

  • Wake1 Sep 12, 2014

    Just this morning - two different instances - one motorcycle changing lanes & cutting over right in front of cars and then later on, on a different section of highway, one really flying by & in and out of traffic. I know these guys are the exception & not the rule, but they give motorcycle riders a bad rep.

  • Singlemalt Sep 12, 2014

    Good job motorcycle....makes the rest of us look bad and get stereotyped.

  • davidhartman Sep 12, 2014

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    Stereotype much?

    One of the two chases was an automobile. There are certainly cars that are 'out of hand' as well. They run red lights, tailgate, speed, drive dangerously distracted on the road, cut and swerve in and out of traffic dangerously, and are a great danger to those riding safely on 2 wheels.

  • Lightfoot3 Sep 12, 2014

    If you can elude the police for a certain amount of time, or distance, you should be released without charge. :)

  • Jason Grantham Sep 12, 2014
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    Funny how both chases went thru Cary yet we know they werent involved since they arent allowed to chase or even join one...

  • mike275132 Sep 12, 2014

    People never can figure out a radio is faster than any vehicle.
    Enjoy riding a moped while your license is suspended.

  • common tater Sep 12, 2014

    Motorcycles are out of hand, they race, speed, shoot between cars up the center line, etc. at will. I remember a few months back when several crashed at once locally when a kid's ball fell out of a pickup truck. If they were keeping safe distances/speeds that wouldn't have happened.

  • Chad Johnson Sep 12, 2014
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    Guess the guy on the street bike decided it wasn't worth wrecking his bike over. Pretty busy road.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Sep 12, 2014
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    Couple more vehicles for the city auction and two less drivers on the road for 10 years.....like this will happen.