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Man arrested after leading Davidson County deputies on chase

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Jeffery Charles Smith (Mugshot courtesy, Davidson County Sheriff's Office)

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County man was charged with multiple offenses over the weekend after leading deputies on a high-speed chase.

According to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffery Charles Smith, 45, of Clemmons, was stopped on suspicion of driving while impaired on N.C. Highway 150 North near the intersection at Frye Bridge Road.

After stopping, deputies say Smith drove away in an attempt to flee.

During the pursuit, deputies said Smith drove up to 86 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone on N.C. 150.

The suspect was apprehended about three miles down the road in the parking lot of Reedy Creek Auto and Tire, deputies said.

Smith is charged with DWI, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana,felony speeding to elude arrest, maintaining a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, driving left of center, failure to use headlights, speeding 86 mph in a 45 mph zone, possessing an open container of alcohol, and resisting arrest.

He was jailed under a $25,000 secured bond and has a court date set for March 13.