Deputies: Charges pending for driver of speeding van

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2012

By Nathan Hardin
SALISBURY — The driver of a Nissan Quest van turned around at a checkpoint on Millbridge Road Sunday night, authorities said, and led officers on a chase with speeds up to 100 mph.
Rowan County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Myers was stationed near the intersection of Patterson and Millbridge roads about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when he saw the van quickly turn into a driveway and speed away.
Myers chased the driver about a mile and a half to Caldwell Road until the van made two quick left turns onto Sugar Maple Lane.
Myers continued the pursuit and said at one point the driver lost control and was sideways on the dirt road, but recovered.
Just before reaching the end of the dead-end road, the driver turned left into a plowed field, heading back toward Millbridge Road.
Myers turned back to Millbridge to head off the driver, but when he found the vehicle near the road it was unoccupied.
A Department of Motor Vehicles issued ID card was found in the van. The address on the ID led officers to a home on Weaver Road.
A woman at the home told deputies she had let her 28-year-old son, who did not have a license, drive her van, a report said. She was charged on citation for allowing an unlicensed person to operate the vehicle.
Charges are pending for the man, identified as Carl William Myers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700.
Contact reporter Nathan Hardin at 704-797-4246.