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Police: Carthage man reached speeds of 135 mph during chase

Posted November 23, 2015

Mike Wall

— A 56-year-old Carthage man faces multiple felony charges after a high-speed police chase in Southern Pines.

According to the Aberdeen Times, officers began chasing a Chevrolet Camaro after attempting to make a traffic stop at about 2 p.m. in Southern Pines.

The Camaro didn't stop, and the it reached speeds of 135 mph during the chase. The car hit another vehicle and was eventually stopped by a chasing officer.

Mike Wall is charged with driving while impaired, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, felony fleeing to elude, two counts of hit-and-run, failing to stop for a blue light and siren, reckless driving to endanger and speeding.

Wall was taken to the Moore County jail, where he was being held on a $12,500 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 8.

No injuries were reported in the incident.


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  • El Conquistador Nov 23, 2015
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    and by the looks of it, not one bit sorry for it!

  • Alonzo Eubank Nov 23, 2015
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    He faces some serious charges, but not as serious as he would have if he would have injured someone..

  • El Conquistador Nov 23, 2015
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    I would have thought 56 is bit old for such foolishness.