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High-speed chase hits 100+ mph, driver arrested in Rowan County

The driver led law enforcement on a chase on Interstate 85 before eventually heading onto Highway 29, going into Kannapolis and Concord, law enforcement said.
High-speed chase hits 100+ mph, driver arrested in Rowan County
High-speed chase hits 100+ mph, driver arrested in Rowan County(Rowan County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 9:29 AM EDT
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C (WBTV) – One person is in custody following a high-speed chase that started Tuesday morning in Rowan County.

Deputies say 32-year-old Daniel Alexander Garner, from Woodleaf, N.C., has been charged with possession of stolen goods, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony flee to elude arrest and driving the wrong way on a dual lane road.

He was taken to the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond.

According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, around 8:45 a.m. deputies responded to a call about a suspicious car parked at an address on Julian Road. When the deputy approached the white 1012 Toyota Camry, he saw Garner and a woman passenger asleep inside the car. When the deputy tapped on the window, Garner awakened and immediately sped off through a trail in the woods.

The driver led law enforcement on a chase on Interstate 85 before eventually heading onto Highway 29, going into Kannapolis and Concord, law enforcement said.

The chase included time on Roxie Street, Branchview Drive, Dale Earnhardt Blvd, and several roundabouts. At one point Garner drove past an exit on 85, then turned onto the grass and drive up the hill to get on the road.

According to authorities, the driver eventually came back into Rowan County on I-85. Deputies were prepared to use stop sticks to end the pursuit by flattening the tires on the Toyota, but before they were deployed, Garner called 911 and said that he was going to pull over.

Garner then pulled over and was taken into custody on Highway 29 near Salisbury, authorities said. The pursuit came to an end in the parking lot of Salisbury Fire Appliance.

During the chase, the driver reportedly ran red lights, drove into oncoming traffic and hit speeds up to 120 mph, according to the RCSO.

No injuries were reported.

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