Kevin Ellis Gazette staff TheGazetteKevin
A Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop an alleged speeder who was traveling 89 mph in a 65-mph zone on I-85 and then things apparently really took off.
Trooper J.P. Harris reported that Adarius Rayshaun Murry, 22, of Greenville, South Carolina, hit a speed of 120 mph, twice the posted limit, before wrecking a 2015 Dodge Charger that didn’t even belong to him. The wreck, which reportedly involved curbing, ended the chase and caused more than $1,000 damage.
The chase began at 12:08 a.m. on I-85 near the intersection with U.S. 74.
Murry, who had a passenger in the car, was booked into the Gaston County Jail at 3:05 a.m. on charges including driving while impaired, fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving, speeding and having an open container of alcohol in the car.
Murry had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.05, below the legal limit, but Harris noted there was a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle.
No one was injured in the incident. The car is owned by a Waterloo, South Carolina, man, according to