From Lincoln Times-News
Denver, N.C. – 2014-04-04 — A Catawba County man intoxicated by alcohol used his vehicle to drag a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy several feet down an area roadway after refusing to comply with officers during a traffic stop Wednesday night, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The incident took place just after 11:30 p.m. on the county’s eastern end.
A deputy stationed in the Denver area witnessed the suspect fail to stop for a red light at the intersection of N.C. 73 and N.C. 16.
As the deputy activated his blue lights and siren and proceeded to pursue the vehicle, Jake Ellis Nelson, 20, continued driving at a high rate of speed down N.C. 73, turning down South Little Egypt Road Denver, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.
Nelson nearly lost control of his vehicle during the chase but eventually stopped after reaching a dead-end road, deputies said.
The driver reportedly refused to ….MORE