GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A 23-year-old Virginia man was arrested Monday after he was clocked driving at 161 mph in Wayne County, the Highway Patrol said.
On Monday around 4:20 p.m., a trooper reported seeing a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro speeding down U.S. 117 near Goldsboro.
The trooper clocked the Camaro traveling at 161 mph in a 55 mph zone, the Highway Patrol said.
The trooper activated his cruiser’s lights and siren and attempted to pull the Camero over.
The Camero took off but the brief chase ended when the Camero’s driver turned onto a dead-end street near Old Grantham Road.
The driver of the Camaro, identified as Wais Vesa Hamidi, 23, of Dumfries, Virginia was taken into custody.
Hamidi was charged with:
- Speeding 161 mph in a 55 mph zone
- Careless and reckless driving
- Felony speeding to elude arrest
- Felony possession of synthetic cannabinoid
- Felony charge of maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances
- Felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and deliver
- Driving while impaired
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
Hamidi was taken to the Wayne County jail where he received a $12,500 bond.
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