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22-year-old arrested after high-speed chase

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — A 22-year-old man was arrested after deputies said he fled from officers at a traffic checkpoint on White Farm Road.
Rowan County deputy Kevin Myers chased Robert Marshall Hastings Jr. after the Mt. Hope Church Road man made a three-point turn just before the checkpoint about 11 p.m., an arrest report said.
Hastings traveled onto U.S. 601 toward Salisbury and then onto West Innes Street, officers said, reaching speeds of more than 80 mph.
Myers said the 22-year-old made a quick turn onto North Park Drive at Catawba College and then turned left into the first parking lot.
The man ran from the vehicle and Myers chased him about 400 yards across campus and caught up to him as he started to run up a hill, the report said.
Hastings stopped when Myers got close enough to yell he was going to deploy his Taser, police said.
Hastings was taken into custody without any further incident.
The report said Hasting had a revoked license and a blood content level of .09, more than the legal limit.
He was charged with driving while license revoked; driving while impaired; resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer; and felony fleeing to elude arrest.
He was in jail this morning under a $10,000 bond.

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