Man charged with driving over 150 mph in attempt to flee from deputies

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 31, 2024

SALISBURY — A man was arrested after deputies said that he was clocked as driving over 150 mph in an attempt to flee from a traffic stop on Interstate 85..

The incident began at approximately 10:18 p.m. on Monday when a deputy noticed a dark-colored Ford Mustang driving over 100 mph around the Julian Road exit, said Captain Mark McDaniel, public information officer for the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy then reportedly caught up to the Mustang and turned on his lights and siren in an attempt to stop it. The driver did not stop, instead speeding up to over 150 mph in an attempt to flee from the deputy, McDaniel said.

The deputy chased the Mustang south along the interstate until it exited onto Webb Road, where it pulled into a parking lot in the 300 block of Webb Road, McDaniel said.

The driver of the Mustang, identified as 21-year-old John Cameron Curry, was arrested and charged with felony flee to elude and misdemeanor aggressive driving. Sheriff’s office reports list Curry as being arrested at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday.

Curry was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center and given a $20,000 bond.