Pursuit on I-540 ends in crash, arrest

April 9, 2019

A suspect was in custody after a brief pursuit involving the state Highway Patrol that ended Tuesday on U.S. Highway 64 in Knightdale, authorities said.

The incident began when the driver of a Honda Accord refused to stop for a state trooper on Interstate 540 around 12 p.m.

The trooper pursued the driver onto the eastbound lanes of Highway 64 with speeds of up to 80 miles per hour, authorities said.

During the incident, the Honda collided with the trooper’s patrol cruiser but it was not clear if any injuries were reported.

The driver was seen being taken into custody but the driver’s identity and charges were not immediately disclosed.