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Late night chase sends 3 to the hospital

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A chase which started on Interstate 77 ended with a car turned over and 3 people sent to the hospital.
 
Police say the driver is Martavious Blakely.

North Carolina Highway Patrol said an unmarked car witnessed a silver Lexus around 3:00am traveling at a high rate of speed on interstate 77 near Statesville avenue on the southbound side and attempted to make a traffic stop. 

The car continued down 77 and got on the 277 inter loop where it then exited on 11th st. 

While on the ramp and traveling at a high rate of speed the car hit the curb and then crashed into a tree, causing the vehicle to overturn. 

Blakely and his three passengers were transported to the hospital by medic.  One patient is listed with life threatening injuries and the other two with potentially life threatening injuries. 

Trooper Dorty Jr. of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver was charged with DUI.
Police also say Blakely will be arrested once he leaves the hospital and will most likely have additional charges, pending the investigation.


 
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