Chase ends in three arrests, recovered drugs | Crime
SALISBURY - Three men were arrested after leading Salisbury Police and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol helicopter on a brief chase Thursday afternoon.
According to the report, police were attempting to stop a 1993 Buick Roadmaster on Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue. The driver was Labryan Dion Hawkins of 615 Linn Lane, Salisbury. Investigators say Hawkins started to pull over when the police officers turned out the blue lights, but that the driver then sped up, starting the chase.
Officers followed the Buick as Hawkins turned left on Melrose, then right on Vance, right on Bell St., right on Mildred St., then back to King Ave. Hawkins slid the Buick across the street, hitting the curb before straightening up and heading south on again on King. Hawkins drove through a stop sign and passed several cars, then ran a red light at Klumac Road. Police estimated the speed was around 80 miles an hour.
At one point during the chase police noticed something being thrown out of the window of the Buick.
The Highway Patrol, which had been in the air on another assignment, assisted the police in keeping track of the Buick.
The chase then progressed to Jake Alexander Boulevard, and when Hawkins crossed over to Julian Road near Team Chevrolet and the Food Lion cold storage warehouse, Hawkins pulled over.
Police recovered 8.3 grams of crack cocaine and seized $187 in cash.
Hawkins was charged with drug possession, fleeing to elude, and driving while license revoked. He is out of jail on $5000 bond.
Two passengers were also charged. Dionte Dayshawn Keaton, 17, of 1945 Foster Road in Cleveland, was charged with drug possession. He is out of jail under $3000 bond. Christoper Negil Streater, 37, of 230 Chesapeake Drive, Salisbury, is charged with drug possession. He remains in jail under $3000 bond.
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