A pair of juveniles lead law enforcement on a chase across Eastern Carolina.
Just after 1 AM Monday morning, Kinston Police officers checked out a suspicious vehicle occupied by two juveniles behind Premier Theatre on the 1100 block of Hill Farm Road. The driver attempted to back over one of the officers who managed to jump out of the way and avoid injury. That’s when the chase began as the juveniles started driving east on Highway 70. When speeds hit 120 mph, the supervisor called off the pursuit.
While traveling on Highway 70, Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and Jones County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle speeding eastbound on Highway 70. Both Sheriff’s Offices were not able to stop the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, Craven County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate and stop the vehicle in New Bern when the driver lost control of the vehicle. A Craven County Sheriff’s Office vehicle sustained minor damaged during the chase but no one was injured.
Both juveniles were transported back to Kinston to face criminal charges for the original incident. Charges pending in Kinston include Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Flee to Elude and numerous motor vehicle violations.