From staff reports
RALEIGH An 18-year-old Durham man was facing two felony charges Monday, two misdemeanors that included driving while impaired and a string of traffic citations after a chase that began when a state trooper clocked a car at 95 mph on Interstate 40 and gave chase.
Alejandro Delarosa of 1317 Infinity Road in Durham was arrested on Chapanoke Road about 7 p.m. Sunday after a chase that began on Interstate 40, where Trooper Q.C. Stanton said he had clocked a car Delarosa was driving doing 95 mph where the speed limit is 65 mph.
Stanton began to chase Delarosa on I-40, and the chase continued when the speeding car got off onto South Saunders Street going south.
Delarosa’s car hit a vehicle at South Saunders and Chapanoke Road, failed to stop and crossed the median in South Saunders and began driving south in the northbound lane.
Before the chase ended back on Chapanoke, Stanton charged, Delarosa had rammed Stanton’s Highway Patrol cruiser and driven toward a Wake County sheriff’s deputy.
There were, however, no serious injuries, including to the driver of the car that was hit during the chase.
Delarosa was charged with felony hit-and-run, felony fleeing in a motor vehicle to elude arrest, DWI and driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21.
Stanton wrote Delarosa tickets for having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, speeding, failure to stop, running a red light, reckless driving and littering public property.
Delarosa’s bail was set at $16,000 on the felony and misdemeanor charges, and he was held for a court appearance Monday.
He was told to appear in court in Raleigh on July 30 on the traffic citations.