Man faces meth charges after chase on railroad tracks
Posted August 21, 2010 7:12 a.m. EDT
Updated August 21, 2010 3:33 p.m. EDT
MICRO, N.C. — A man faces methamphetamine-trafficking charges after police say he fled from officers along railroad tracks near a small Johnston County town Friday afternoon.
Micro police said that an officer tried to stop a gold Range Rover driven by Jeffery Paul, of Princeton, shortly after 4 p.m. Police said that Paul was driving on a revoked license and was frequenting a known drug area.
Paul refused to stop and sped away, and officers pursued him. Police said that Paul got up to 90 mph and managed to elude police for a while by driving on railroad tracks that parallel Interstate 95.
He abandoned the SUV at 309 Seafood House Road and took off on foot, but was arrested in Selma a short time later, police said.
Paul was charged with trafficking methamphetamine between 28 and 200 grams, felony fleeing to elude arrest, fictitious tags, reckless driving and speeding 90 mph in a 35 mph zone.
He was placed in the Johnston County Detention Center under a $53,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.