KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- A Kannapolis man is behind bars after police say he sped through a checkpoint, attempted to evade officers and crashed into another vehicle.
Thursday afternoon, Kannapolis police say Michael Mercer sped through a driver's license checkpoint, narrowly missing an officer.
Police chased Mercer into Mooresville city limits, where the vehicle chase came to an end when Mercer crashed into another vehicle occupied by two people, police say.
Mercer then attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended.
Mercer is charged with DWI, assault on a police officer, driving without a license and felony hit-and-run.