Man leads Wake County deputies on chase

Authorities say a man led Wake County deputies on a chase early Tuesday morning.

May 17, 2011 9:41:05 AM PDT
Investigators say a man led Wake County authorities on an early morning chase Tuesday morning after a passing motorist called 911.Phyllis Stephen with the Wake County Sheriff's Office tells ABC11 that a passing motorist on Carlie Adams Road at Mt. Pleasant Church Road in Willow Springs called 911 just after 5 a.m. to say that a motorist on the side of the road needed help.

A deputy went to the scene and found a white minivan being driven by 37-year-old George Nickolaos Bourbous of Durham.

Authorities say for an unknown reason, Bourbous then took off north towards Garner and Raleigh.

As he drove through downtown Raleigh toward Capital Boulevard, police threw out a STOP STICK tire deflation device, but Bourbous managed to avoid it.

Never exceding speeds of 60 mph, Bourbous allegedly ran red lights and headed toward Franklin County.

Wake Forest police were called in to assist almost 30 minutes after the chase started. They were able to deploy more STOP STICKs and deflate Bourbous' tires, causing him to stop near Burlington Mills Road without incident.

EMS was dispatched to the scene and it appeared Bourbous was taken to Northern WakeMed Hospital after restraints were brought to the scene.

Bourbous has been charged with an assortment of traffic violations.

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