Sheriff: Driver clocked at 116 mph on Highway 16

Sheriff: Driver clocked at 116 mph on Highway 16

Credit: Alexander County Detention Center

Donald Scott Young.

Print
Email
|

by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

Bio | Email | Follow: @newsjunkie34

WCNC.com

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 8:42 PM

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. -- A Burke County man is facing a laundry list of charges in connection with a police chase with speeds reported in excess of 110 mph.

Around 10 a.m. Monday, North Carolina Highway Patrol notified officials in Alexander County to be on the lookout for a sliver Dodge Charger that was driving down Highway 16 from Catawba County. State troopers told the Sheriff's Office the car had been clocked traveling at 116 mph down Highway 16.

Upon locating the vehicle, Alexander County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but officials say the driver, identified as 21-year-old Donald Scott Young, sped up and passed two cars in a passing zone in an attempt to elude officers.

The pursuit continued down Macedonia Church Road, then onto Paul Payne Store Road where officers lost sight of the vehicle.

Officers then spotted Young on Boston Road, and an attempted to stop the Dodge Charger by deploying a stop stick, but Young, officials say, maneuvered the vehicle around the intervention device and continued to flee.

Then, a tip came in that the vehicle had been spotted pulling into a parking lot at a nearby furniture plant on the east side of Taylorsville.

Young and his vehicle were then located and the pursuit ended.

Young is charged with felony flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle, fail to stop at stop sign, reckless driving with wanton disregard, failure to heed blue light or siren and unsafe passing on yellow line.

He was booked in to the Alexander County Detention Center under a $15,000 bond.

No property damage or injuries were reported as a result of the pursuit.

Print
Email
|