Suspect arrested after chase, crash in front of Wake Forest grocery store

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It happened outside a Food Lion on Capital Blvd (WTVD)

A high-speed chase ended Tuesday morning with North Carolina Highway Patrol vehicles pinning a suspect's vehicle in front of a Wake Forest grocery store.

The incident started just before 10 a.m. when authorities spotted the suspect's white 2016 Dodge Charger with Pennsylvania tags going 82 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-85 in Vance County.

A trooper pulled over the vehicle, and after a brief conversation, the suspect fled going south on I-85 into Wake County.

Around 10:30 a.m., the suspect drove into the Food Lion parking lot near Capital Boulevard where troopers stopping the suspect's vehicle by pinning it in right in front of the store's entrance. Troopers said two of their patrol cars were damaged, but no one was hurt.

One driver said the suspect passed him on Capital Boulevard going the wrong way and coming right toward him.

"He was coming towards me," Bill Fortune said. "He must've been running a good 100 miles an hour. So when he saw me, he swerved real quick, got off the road and then straightened back up. And then he passed those construction workers on the road down there and they missed him by just about that much."

Witnesses said after troopers stopped the suspect, they had to wrestle him to the ground to arrest him.

The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Darryl Aaron White of Durham. He has been charged with felony speeding to elude, felony possession of a motor vehicle, felony assault with a motor vehicle, speeding, careless and reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license.

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