Monday, June 27, 2022

Pender County deputy sent to hospital after chase

PENDER COUNTY — A Pender County Sheriff’s deputy went to New Hanover Regional Medical Center Sunday night after pursuing a high-speed chase. Now the law enforcement office is trying to find the driver who got away.

Just after 10 p.m., the deputy attempted to pull over the motorist of a white BMW who was “operating erratically and at a high rate of speed,” the sheriff’s office reported. The car was heading south on U.S. Highway 17 near Scotts Hill.

The office said the driver did not stop for blue lights or sirens and persisted on I-140 to the U.S. Highway 421 exit. The suspect vehicle and deputy cruiser drove off the roadway, and the patrol car rolled down an embankment.

The sheriff’s office believes the driver collided with a street sign and vacated the scene. The deputy was released from the hospital later Sunday night.

The Pender County sheriff is asking anyone with information on the BMW’s driver to contact the office or N.C. Highway Patrol.


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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at alexandria@localdailymedia.com or on Twitter @alexsands_

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