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Reckless Driving Leads to Teen's Arrest

Posted March 10, 2008 11:01 a.m. EDT
Updated March 10, 2008 11:46 a.m. EDT

— A maneuver made to avoid the cops merely drew attention to Bradley La Vonta Johnson, 16, on Friday night.

When Halifax Deputy Randy Keeton pulled Johnson over, he found drugs and a gun in his car.

Keeton was driving southbound on N.C. Highway 48 when he noticed the car behind him approaching at a high rate of speed. Johnson hit the brakes and slid sideways to avoid rear-ending the deputy's car. When Keeton pulled the car over for reckless driving, he discovered the stash.

Johnson was charged with careless and reckless driving, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon. He was held on a $4,000 bond and has a court date April 22.