RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The North Carolina Condition Freeway Patrol, Johnston County Sheriff’s Business, and Raleigh Law enforcement Office were being all included in a chase that ended in a crash on Friday early morning, according to authorities.
A chase that started in Johnston County involving deputies built its way into Wake County just before 12:15 a.m., according to the highway patrol. As the car currently being pursued got closer to the Wake-Johnston County line, deputies called highway patrol for assistance.
According to troopers, patrol associates arrived in the area of the pursuit and exited on to the Interstate 40 eastbound ramp to Rock Quarry Road. The suspect motor vehicle then started driving the incorrect way on the exit ramp and a trooper positioned their motor vehicle in its path in purchase to prevent the driver from moving into I-40 heading into oncoming targeted traffic.
The suspect’s pickup truck then slammed into the trooper’s cruiser, leading to damage to both cars. The trooper was checked out by EMS at the scene but suffered no accidents.
“Undoubtedly, our member’s decision to halt the fleeing car by placing by themselves in harm’s way stopped the possibly catastrophic celebration of a mistaken-way driver from moving into onto I-40,” reported North Carolina Point out Freeway Patrol Initially Sgt. Christopher Knox.
Knox said that troopers “were not actively associated in the pursuit” and “only handled the charging of the driver for driving while impaired.”
A part of I-40 east was blocked off Friday morning as authorities investigated the crash.
A WNCN crew at the scene claimed viewing a highway patrol cruiser with hurt to the aspect remaining towed from the street. A pickup truck with entrance-close destruction was also noticed at the crash site.
Freeway patrol officers introduced that Joshua Ray Bibey, 26, of Raleigh, was billed with DWI. He was transported to WakeMed “with suspected injuries,” Knox reported.
WNCN has attained out to all the organizations concerned for additional details, such as what led to the chase and what further rates the suspect could be dealing with.