Man arrested after chase through Raleigh

Staff ReportsApril 20, 2009 

— A man was in police custody late tonight after a chase through residential streets in East Raleigh, authorities said.

The driver, Curtis Junior Hardy, is accused of felony speeding to allude, going 100 mph in a 60 mph zone, possession of cocaine, driving while impaired and numerous other charges, said Trooper Beckley Vaughan of the State Highway Patrol. Vaughan said the chase began as troopers were holding a license check point on Old Garner Road near Jones Sausage Road. He said Hardy did not stop, and troopers suspected the car he was driving might have been stolen because a rear window was broken out.

Troopers chased Hardy onto the Beltline exiting at New Bern Aveue, and then through several residential streets before returning to New Bern where Patrol Sgt. Matt Hardee used his vehicle to force Hardy to stop near WakeMed Raleigh.

Hardy jumped from his car and tried to run, Vaughan said, but was caught within a few yards.

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