UPDATE: Driver charged in Wayne Co. high-speed chase ending in Lenoir Co.

LA GRANGE, N.C. (WITN) – Authorities say the man who took law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash now faces several charges.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, 20-year-old Jakarri Reid is accused of felony speeding to elude arrest, misdemeanor fail to stop for lights and siren, reckless driving and driving while license revoked.

They say a K-9 with Lenoir County deputies found drugs in Reid’s car.

The NCHP says he was transported to the Wayne County Jail and given a $40,000 secured bond.

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A high-speed chase that started in Wayne County ended in La Grange with both Trooper Lamm and the other vehicle crashing.

The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on Herring Road near Frink Middle School. Lamm’s cruiser ended up in a yard of La Grange Village Apartments.

The Highway Patrol says it started on U.S. 70 when Trooper Lamm saw the vehicle driving recklessly and speeding up to 130 miles per hour.

The car passed Trooper Lamm, who was in an unmarked cruiser, and that’s when the chase began, according to Sgt. M.A. Peaden.

Sgt. Peaden says once in La Grange, the trooper used a PIT maneuver technique to end the chase.

Lenoir County deputies say after the crash, the driver ran. Several agencies set up a perimeter near the school and the person was taken into custody.

Sgt. Peaden says Lenoir County deputies found drugs in the man’s car.

Neither Trooper Lamm nor the driver were injured and Peaden says charges are pending.

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