Driver fleeing police crashes into patrol car

Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced the arrest of one individual following a vehicle pursuit in Pinehurst.

On Monday, a deputy with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office was assisting with traffic control on U.S. 15-501 near Page Road while road construction was being performed, said Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields in a press release. During this time, a minor traffic collision occurred between two vehicles.

The deputy attempted to assist the motorists when one of the two vehicles in the accident allegedly fled the scene on 15-501, traveling north. The deputy initiated a vehicle pursuit as the vehicle allegedly failed to stop. The suspect’s vehicle proceeded north on 15-501 for a few miles and eventually made a U-turn, heading back south on 15-501 toward Pinehurst, said Fields.

During the pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle collided with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle twice before becoming disabled, said Fields. The driver of the vehicle was then taken into custody without further incident.

Sheila Allred, 49, of Pinehurst, was arrested on charges of felony flee to elude arrest with motor vehicle, injury to personal property, driving while license revoked, reckless driving to endanger, and speeding. The defendant was also served with an outstanding warrant for arrest for misdemeanor probation violation.

Pinehurst Police Department is expected to have additional charges related to the traffic accident.

Allred was committed to the Moore County Detention Center under no bond with a court date of May 22 and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Photo via Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

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