NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – Law enforcement officers located the driver involved in a high-speed chase that resulted in the suspect’s vehicle crashing into a fence along River Road Friday afternoon.
Zachary Quentin Anderson, who is 20 years old, was located at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. According the the NCDPS, he will be taken into custody when he is discharged from the hospital.
According to troopers with the State Highway Patrol, the chase began when a black Infiniti approaching a checkpoint on River Road sped off as a trooper approached. The trooper was dragged by the suspect’s vehicle for around 10 to 15 feet, but was not injured.
The driver crashed into a fence near Snow’s Cut Park, about three miles from the checkpoint’s location, and took off on foot.
The suspect faces charges for assault on a law enforcement officer, speeding to elude arrest, resisting arrest, aggressive driving, driving with a suspended license, driving while license revoked, damage to property, speeding 130 in a 45 mph zone and felony hit and run.
A passenger in the suspect’s vehicle was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.
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