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Deputy says suspect was driving 130 mph
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A teen who blew past officers faces charges of evading arrest after he fled deputies allegedly traveling at speeds approaching 130 mph.
The driver, Joseph Carr, 19, will face arraignment next week on charges of reckless endangerment and evading arrest.
He is charged after deputy Jason Richardson reported he saw a couple of vehicles quickly overtaking him on Manchester Highway near Gardens of Memory.
“I observed two vehicles coming up behind me at a high rate of speed,” Richardson recalled, saying he turned on his blue lights in an attempt to stop the vehicles as they blew past him.
One of the vehicles, Richardson said, was a red 2000 Chevrolet truck which he saw turn onto Vervilla Road. It was minutes later, deputy Brad Myers saw what he believes to be the same red truck on Vervilla Road.
“The vehicle passed me at a high rate of speed so I activated my blue lights and pursued the vehicle about one and a half miles to a driveway on Vervilla Road,” Myers said.
Upon catching up to the driver, it was learned it was his driveway and he had been attempting to get home. Carr was taken into custody at the scene and reportedly confessed to being the driver who had blown by both deputies.
“He said he was traveling over 130 mph and was afraid to stop for officers,” Myers recalled in his warrant against Carr.