U-Haul driver leads Garner police on chase, now charged with hit-and-run

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Monday, November 6, 2023
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GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man is in custody after leading Garner police officers on a chase in U-Haul.

Garner police said they got a report of a U-Haul truck in a parking lot with a man slumped over in the driver's seat. The U-Haul was in the Garner Station Boulevard and Fayetteville Road area.

When an officer turned on his lights, the driver took off toward Wake Tech Community College before turning around on Fayetteville Rd. and heading back towards town.

Another officer put down stop sticks and the suspect ran over them but kept driving, with deflated front tires, and continued down Old Stage Road to Rock Service Station Road.

The U-Haul then ran the red light and hit another vehicle hauling a large gooseneck trailer on NC Highway 42.

The suspect, 33-year-old Evan Paul Allison, ran into the woods after crawling out of the driver's window.

Officers were able to track him down and place him under arrest.

After being evaluated at the hospital, he was charged with felony flee to elude, hit and run and several other traffic offenses.

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