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2 Police Chases End With Car Crashing Into House

Posted March 31, 2008 1:23 p.m. EDT
Updated March 31, 2008 4:13 p.m. EDT

— Two men face charges after leading police on two chases that went through three towns in Wake and Harnett counties Sunday.

The chases ended when one motorist, who faces drunken-driving charges, crashed into a house.

Fuquay-Varina police attempted to pull over a Volkswagen Beetle, driven by Bradley Joseph Maggio, of Clayton, for speeding around 8 a.m.

Maggio eluded police and led them on a chase through Angier at speeds up to 90 mph, police officials said. Officers lost track of Maggio for less than five minutes before finding his car wrecked along N.C. Highway 55.

When police approached the car, a pickup truck sped away from the scene, sparking a second chase. David Allen Richardson, 23, of Fuquay-Varina, drove his pickup through the lawn of one house and then crashed into a second home at 405 S. Main St. in Buies Creek, officers said.

Richardson sought treatment at a hospital but was released without any injuries.

The pickup-truck crash caused $5,000 worth of damage to the house and $500 damage to the lawn, police said.

No police vehicles were damaged during either chase.

Richardson faces charges of driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, reckless driving, injury to personal property, resisting a public officer and fleeing and eluding an officer.

Maggio, who fled from the scene on foot, surrendered to Angier police Monday morning. Fuquay-Varina police said they plan to charge him, while Angier police were also considering doing so.

Joseph Freeman, 18, and John Freeman, 17, both of Lillington, were passengers in Richardson's truck. They were arrested at the scene of the crash but have not been charged.