A Greenville man who reportedly admitted to troopers he was speeding away from them when he wrecked his car was charged with having a blood alcohol content of more than double the legal limit, records show.
State Highway Patrol met a speeding vehicle on N.C. 43 about 11:30 p.m. on March 7, according to court records. The trooper turned around to conduct a stop and noted the driver was speeding away from him. He reported he clocked the vehicle at 76 mph in a 45 mph zone.
The trooper indicated in his report he was “about to call in a car chase” when the vehicle gave a left turn signal, attempted to turn left onto B Stokes Road, locked up its tires and slid off the road into the ditch at 11:35 p.m.
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