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Trooper uses PIT maneuver to stop chase

Posted July 28, 2015

A wild chase and crash on Interstate 40 in Johnston County early Tuesday sent one man to the hospital with minor injuries.
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— A wild chase and crash on Interstate 40 in Johnston County early Tuesday sent one man to the hospital with minor injuries.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers said Wake County deputies began pursuing a car near the Durham County line. The highway patrol joined the chase around 12:30 a.m.

The suspect was driving about 110 mph and ran other cars off the road, authorities said. That's when Trooper Kurt Mills decided to perform a PIT maneuver - or precision immobilization technique - that knocked the driver's car into the tree line.

The driver, identified as 47-year-old Victor Hoskins of Durham, is facing multiple charges. Troopers said he was driving drunk and the car was stolen.

No one else was hurt.

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  • David Collins Jul 28, 2015
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    Thumbs up to the trooper for taking a menace taken off the road safely.

  • Derril Salter Jul 28, 2015
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    If you look at the picture, you can see a donut on the left side. It's bad the owner's car was stolen, but this guy was going to kill someone if he wasn't stopped. Good job Trooper Mills.

  • Ed Livesay Jul 28, 2015
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    Perfect! Just as discussed and practiced in training!