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Man arrested, patrol cars damaged after high-speed chase in Raleigh

Posted October 29, 2020 4:17 a.m. EDT
Updated October 29, 2020 6:42 a.m. EDT

— A man was arrested and at least two patrol cars were damaged overnight after a high-speed chase and crash in west Raleigh.

The chase started Thursday around 12:30 a.m. on Interstate 40 when a N.C. State Highway Patrol trooper tried to pull a driver over for speeding. When the driver did not stop, a chase with speeds close to 100 mph ensued.

Demonte Christopher, 22, of Raleigh

The chase ended when the man got off I-40 in west Raleigh near Avent Ferry Road and Gorman Street. Troopers used a pit maneuver to stop the driver, resulting in a crash in the middle of the intersection.

The driver, Demonte Christopher, 22, of Raleigh was taken into custody. Christopher was charged with fleeing to elude arrest, assault with a deadly weapon and driving while impaired.

No one was injured, although all three cars were damaged in the crash.

Patrol cars damaged after man leads troopers on high-speed chase

It is unclear why Christopher didn't stop, but investigators were searching for something the man threw out of his car during the chase.

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