PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A Pender County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured after his patrol car rolled down an embankment during a pursuit Sunday night.
According to the sheriff’s office, the deputy attempted to stop a white BMW which was operating erratically and at a high rate of speed while heading south on U.S. Hwy. 17 near Scotts Hill just after 10 p.m..
“The suspect vehicle failed to stop for blue lights or siren and continued on I-140 to the US Hwy 421 exit where the suspect vehicle and deputy cruiser left the roadway,” a news release from the sheriff’s office states.
Officials say the patrol car then rolled down the embankment while they believe the suspect vehicle collided with a street sign and left the scene.
The deputy was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and was released during the night.
Anyone with information about the operator of the BMW is asked to contact the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at 910-259-1212 or NC Highway Patrol.
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