Three police officers suffer minor injuries after chase in Greensboro
GREENSBORO, NC – Three Greensboro police officers received minor injuries late Monday afternoon after their vehicles were struck by a pickup truck driven by a man suspected of transporting drugs.
After receiving a credible tip that the suspect was bringing several kilos of cocaine into the city, the officers attempted to block his vehicle as it was slowing for a traffic signal at the intersection of High Point Road and South Holden road just after 4 p.m., according to police.
The suspect tried to escape officers by accelerating, and struck four unmarked police vehicles, including on head-on. He then fled southbound on Holden Road, got on I-85 southbound, crossed the highway median at Groometown Road, then abandoned his car near the overpass entrance to I-85 and fled on foot, according to police.
Greensboro Police Department’s K-9 tracked the suspect to a marshy area, where he was taken into custody.
The suspect is currently being interviewed by police.
His name has not been released.