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Suspect In Stolen Vehicle Wrecks In Wake County

Posted May 13, 2004

— A chase that started in Rocky Mount ended in a wreck in Wake County Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said the driver of a stolen vehicle that was involved in an armed robbery had refused to stop for a Rocky Mount police officer and was headed west on U.S. Highway 64.

The Highway Patrol spotted the car, a green 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, near Nashville and attempted to stop it. Authorities put stop sticks out twice and the suspect drove around them.

Officials said a wreck occurred near the Lizard Lick exit around 1:45 p.m. They said the suspect ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and drove into Trooper E.D. Lemons' car, pushing it into the cables in the median where both cars came to a stop.

Lemons suffered a cut to his finger while the suspect had some cuts are his arms. There was a passenger in the suspect's car, but that person was not hurt.

The incident is under investigation.

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