Man charged after 100 MPH wrong-way chase in Onslow, Carteret counties

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A South Carolina man was arrested after deputies say he drove on the wrong side of the road at 100 MPH during a police chase in Onslow and Carteret counties on Sunday.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says at 4 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a report of a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road at a high speed near Piney Green Road and Freedom Highway.

A deputy found the vehicle driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Northeast Creek Bridge at speeds of over 80 MPH.

The deputy tried to stop the vehicle, which refused to stop, and, at one point, slowed down and tried to hit the deputy’s vehicle.

Several other deputies joined the chase as the driver entered Swansboro at 100 MPH, still driving on the wrong side of the highway. Swansboro Police then joined the pursuit, which continued into Carteret County, where Carteret County Sheriff’s Office joined and Onslow County deputies stopped pursuing the suspect.

Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies deployed stop sticks near Morehead City, where the suspect was eventually stopped. The driver, Trevor Tyrode Wallace, 20, of Edgefield Drive in Summerville, S.C., was arrested and taken back to Onslow County.

Wallace was charged with the following counts:

2 Counts Assault With a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official – Felony

3 Counts Flee to Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle- Felony

1 Count Assault With a Deadly Weapon – Felony

2 Counts Reckless Driving Wanton Disregard for Public Safety – Misdemeanor

1 Count Reckless Driving to Endanger – Misdemeanor

1 Count Aggressive Driving – Misdemeanor

3 Counts Speeding/Exceeding Safe Speed – Misdemeanor

1 Count Driving Wrong Way on Interstate – Misdemeanor

1 Count Fail to Heed Light or Siren – Misdemeanor

Wallace is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center under an $80,500 bond on both Onslow and Carteret County charges.

His first court appearance is scheduled for April 10.

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