High Speed Chase In Craven County!
When I hear of a high-speed car chase I think of two things: Pineapple Express and seeing through leg holes. As well I naturally assume the chase occurred in a large city, as most of them do, not here in ENC.
That wasn’t the case earlier today as Troopers were led on a chase across Craven County that began after pulling over a ’95 Buick in New Bern. Officials told WNCT 9 that’s when the driver took off.
It seems four outstanding felony warrants were the motivating factor in 22-year-old Kristopher Martins’ decision to flee the cops. The chase ended on Buck lane off Highway 17 in Vanceboro where Martins earned felony number five.
He's been charged with felony speed to elude arrest and reckless driving. Troopers say other charges for Martins are pending.
And, what’s a car chase without friends there to witness your insanity first hand. Martins had passengers in the vehicle during the chase: Austin Moore, and Carlton Suggs II, both from New Bern.
Suggs has been charged with restrict, obstruct, and delay of a public officer. Moore has been charged with a seatbelt violation.