A driver from Durham was arrested Tuesday morning outside a Food Lion grocery store after a chase by state troopers that reportedly hit speeds over 100 mph and had begun in Vance County.
Wake Forest officials, whose police worked with the State Highway Patrol, and troopers said it ended at the store at 12295 Capital Blvd when troopers used a maneuver in which a car is forced into a sudden sideways spin and stops.
The technique is known as a PIT maneuver and involves using the front end of a pursuing car to push the read end of the other car sideways. It is used by agencies nationwide.
Patrol spokesman Sgt. Michael Baker said the chase had begun after a trooper on Interstate 85 in Vance County clocked a 2016 Dodge Charger doing 82 mph in a 65 moph zone and stopped it about 9:55 a.m.
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The trooper talked to the driver, but he then sped away, Baker said. Shortly after 10 a.m., the chase had reached NC 98 in Wake County, and the Charger was speeding toward Wake Forest.
The chase went east on NC 98, then north on US 1 with the car traveling on both sides of the divided highway, then back south to NC 98, troopers reported.
It ended without injuries.
Troopers arrested Darryl Aaron White, 23, of 1320 Vickers Ave. in Durham.
He was taken back to Vance County, where troopers charged him with felony speeding to elude arrest, felony possession of a vehicle, felony assault with a vehicle, speeding, careless and reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.