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Raleigh teen facing charges after police chase ends in crash

Posted November 2, 2015

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— A 17-year-old Sanderson High School student is facing a long list of charges after police say she fled from officers and nearly crashed into a home on Lynn Road after she was stopped for driving the wrong way on Interstate 540.

Alexis Kenya Lewis, of 5050 Flint Ridge Place, in Raleigh, was originally stopped by police after she was seen driving eastbound on the westbound shoulder of I-540 at about 7:20 a.m. Monday, according to authorities.

Lewis took off in a 2003 Lexus SUV and led police on a chase down Six Forks Road and Longstreet Drive before she lost control, hit a fire hydrant and crashed on Lynn Road, near Shellburne Drive, police said. Officers said Lewis hit two cars during the chase, but no one was hurt.

Neighnors who heard the crash said the loud noise startled them.

"That's what startled us at first because we were like, "What the heck was that noise,'" said Ronald Bree. We heard the thud too. Then we heard the sirens instantly after that."

Lewis has been arrested five times in Wake County this year. She was convicted in June of possessing stolen goods and was sentenced to probation.

"When you have a teen driver involved in these type of driving conditions and this type of behavior, it is kind of surprising," said Lt. Jeff Gordon with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Witness are thankful no one was seriously injured.

"Our son was sleeping. Thank God he was on the other side of the house because otherwise it could have been bad," said Tracy Bree.

Lewis was taken to Rex Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She was charged with driving the wrong way on the highway, driving with license revoked, felony speeding to elude, failure to heed blue lights and sirens, speeding 65 mph in a 45-mph zone, resisting, obstructing and delaying law enforcement and assaulting a law enforcement officer.

The investigation is ongoing.

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  • Tyrone Biggum Nov 3, 2015
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    You should have seen the mother on the news yesterday. She was a complete loon. You could tell she had zero spine and let her daughter walk all over her. This is what happens when you don't discipline your children.

  • Sean Creasy Nov 3, 2015
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    I can't say for sure but if I was to guess there wasn't a lot of adult mentoring or supervision involved....

  • Edward Anderson Nov 3, 2015
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    Maybe you don't wonder, but I do; what kind of home life has this girl had?

  • Sean Creasy Nov 3, 2015
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    Sounds like she needs a good old fashioned trip behind the wood shack for an attitude adjustment...Her parents must be proud of the job they've done instilling morals and respect into her...

  • Tyrone Biggum Nov 3, 2015
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    Settle down. His comment clearly sailed way over your head (shocker). He's referring to Obama's comments about Trayvon.

  • Mick Flynn Nov 3, 2015
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    And if she were ever to apply for a real job anywhere she won't have to check the box that asks if you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime.

  • Tyrone Biggum Nov 3, 2015
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    That's exactly what was being implied and I think most of us understood it just fine. I think it's your reading comprehension that's lacking.

  • Arthur Raleigh Nov 3, 2015
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    Parents must be proud? They will buy her a new Lexus when she is out of jail!

  • Bubba Smith Nov 2, 2015
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    Still not sure why it matters that he was sleeping on the other side of the house -- given that the car didn't hit the house. Why does it matter where he was sleeping.

    Maybe she should have said -- if he were sleeping on this side of the house and the car actually hit the house then it could have been bad.

    Poor journalism.

  • Tyrone Biggum Nov 2, 2015
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    She flipped the car and ended up coming to a rest against the house. Read the full story and pictures/video that go with it before you attempt to troll.

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