Driver waving machete at deputy prompts pursuit in Johnston County

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Monday, August 27, 2018
Man waving machete at officers while driving prompts pursuit
A man waving a machete at officers prompted a pursuit in Johnston County Monday afternoon.

A driver waving a machete at a deputy prompted a pursuit in Johnston County Monday afternoon.

Around 1:20 p.m., a deputy attempted to stop 58-year-old Charles Terry Poole for driving without a valid driver's license.

Authorities said Poole refused to stop and began to wave a machete out the window of his car while he was driving.

While deputies were pursuing Poole, officials said he almost struck two school buses head on.

Deputies used a Pursuit Intervention Technique to end the chase.

The chase ended near the CVS Pharmacy on Highway 42.

At the end of the chase, a struggle between Poole, deputies and a sheriff K9 ensued.

Poole and a deputy were transported to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries.