ASHEBORO N.C. – No one was injured after a chaotic vehicle chase through the streets of Asheboro late last night.
According to the Asheboro Police Department, on February 20th, 2023, just after 12:30 AM, officers from the department’s patrol division were in the area of North Fayetteville Street when they spotted, what they believed to be, a stolen moped.
Police say they witnessed the driver crossing left of the center leading them to believe the driver was also intoxicated.
Officers attempted a traffic stop however, the driver refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
Witnesses near the Hospital and Speedway that spoke with a reporter briefly say the moped circled around the hospital several times being chased by police as more officers arrived.
A resident captured a police cruiser turning onto a neighborhood street off Sunset Ave on video.
The suspect led police through neighborhoods making constant turns around Sunset Ave, Salisbury St, Lewis St, and S McCrary St before heading down Farmer Rd.
Police say they pursued the moped for several miles and the driver eventually crossed the bridge currently under construction on Farmer Rd where an Asheboro PD vehicle struck a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.
Police say the chase was terminated by the officers at that time and the suspect was not apprehended.
The unoccupied moped was located later behind La Escondidita Restaurant on West Salisbury Street.
Police have not said if they were able to identify the suspect.
No injuries were reported and the damage to the APD vehicle is estimated to be $3,000.00 and the damage to the RCSO vehicle is estimated to be $500.00.