CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A traffic stop in Union County resulted in a lengthy chase that ultimately ended with a crash in south Charlotte and two suspects being taken into custody Monday morning.
According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the incident started on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Monroe around 9 a.m.
Monroe police tried to pull over a silver Nissan with a false license plate, but the car didn’t stop.
The passenger, 28-year-old Yuyang Fan fled from the vehicle on foot but was captured a short time later.
Officers discovered that Fan was wanted on two counts of failure to appear. He remains in the Union County Jail.
The driver kept going north on MLK then started driving west on US-74 toward Indian Trail.
Monroe police continued the pursuit until Union County deputies took the lead once they approached Indian Trail.
Officials say the driver made numerous dangerous maneuvers, avoided a set of spike strips, ran a red light and struck construction barrels on his way to the inner belt of I-485.
Deputies and other officers continued the pursuit south toward Pineville until the vehicle slowed down, veered right across several lanes of traffic, crashed near the woods and rolled over. The chase ended near the Johnston Road exit in south Charlotte.
Deputies arrested 30-year-old Minh Quang Thai. He was taken back to Union County and treated at Atrium-Union before he was booked into the Union County Jail.
He currently faces numerous driving-related charges, including felony fleeing to elude, reckless driving to endanger and injury to real property.
The silver Nissan was seized and a search warrant will be executed on the vehicle.