ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Charges have been filed against a man accused of leading deputies in Rowan County in a chase on Interstate 85 that ended in a construction zone.
Myron Antonio Grissett, 23, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired, felony flee to elude, and speeding in a work zone. Grissett was charged on Monday morning just after 8:30.
Grissett is set to appear in court on Tuesday.
According to the report, a trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol contacted the Rowan Sheriff’s Office for help just before 5:00 am on Monday with a driver who was passed out behind the steering wheel with his foot on the brake and the car in drive. The car was stopped in a travel lane on I-85 South near mile marker 77.
When deputies arrived, they and the trooper knocked on the driver’s window to try and get the driver, now identified as Grissett, to wake up. Several times Grissett opened his eyes and lifted his head, before putting his head back down and closing his eyes. After a few minutes, Grissett again opened his eyes, but this time began looking around, then took his foot off the brake and sped away.
Deputies and the trooper followed Grissett as he reached a speed of 110 miles an hour in his Nissan Altima. Grissett eventually entered a work zone, crashing into several orange barrels and coming to a stop. No injuries were reported.