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Suspect arrested after high-speed pursuit in Johnston County

Posted June 9, 2018 12:45 p.m. EDT
Updated June 9, 2018 1:04 p.m. EDT

— A man was in custody Saturday after he crashed his vehicle following a high-speed chase through Johnston County during a pursuit where speeds exceeded 100 mph, authorities said.

Officials have not publicly identified the man, who was arrested and charged with several offenses, including speeding, speeding to elude arrest and careless and reckless driving. Police said more charges could be filed in the case.

Police said the incident began around midnight on N.C. Highway 70 in Selma and traveled down Interstate 95 in Four Oaks before heading to U.S. Highway 301. The suspect turned onto Camelia Road and crossed a set of railroad tracks between Four Oaks and Benson.

CSX train officials suspended train operation after the suspect crashed his vehicle into some woods near the train tracks.

Police said the driver declined medical treatment and was taken to the Johnston County Jail.

No other injuries were reported.

It was not immediately clear why police wanted to pull the driver over.