A Longs man is being held in Brunswick County, N.C., on $30,500 secured bond after police there said he tried to run from deputies and refused to stop his vehicle at a traffic safety checkpoint, according to authorities.
Darrell Levon Curry, 24, of Longs was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sale or distribute cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony flee to elude arrest by vehicle, driving while impaired and several other traffic violations that stemmed from the vehicle chase, said Emily Flax, spokeswoman for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies also seized 4.3 grams of crack cocaine, four grams of marijuana and $2,024 cash, Flax said. Curry is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.
Deputies were conducting a vehicle checkpoint at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Oxpen Road in Supply, N.C., Flax said. A vehicle initially stopped and then ran through the checkpoint, so deputies began a pursuit of the vehicle.
The vehicle turned onto U.S. 17 where it traveled north in the southbound lane at a high rate of speed, Flax said. The suspect turned around at U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 going back southbound.
Brunswick County deputies ended the pursuit by executing a Pit maneuver to bring the vehicle to a stop at U.S. 17 and Cumbee Road, Flax said. The suspect and a deputy were transported to the hospital for evaluation and the investigation continues.
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