Driver with kids in car crashes during high-speed chase in Greensboro
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man is accused of leading troopers on a high-speed chase and crashing the car with his children inside.
Dexter Lavoy Pittman, 23, has been charged with felony speeding to elude arrest, child endangerment and driving with a revoked license.
The suspect was allegedly driving a 2014 grey Dodge Charger at 81 mph in a 35 mph zone Sunday afternoon on East Market Street in Greensboro.
Troopers said they began to pursue the suspect, who allegedly led them on a chase on East Wendover Avenue going 115 mph.
The suspect tried turning right on Aunt Mary Road, but was going too fast and crashed into a concrete curb and overturned, according to officials.
Troopers said the car flipped over once, hit a tree and stopped on its roof. The suspect allegedly crawled out the window and was taken into custody.
Troopers said there were two children in the back seat. There was a 2-year-old boy in a car seat, who was uninjured, and a 4-year-old girl in a booster seat, who appeared to have minor injuries to her face, according to troopers.
Authorities said troopers safely got the children out of the car and took them to Moses Cone Hospital.
The suspect was jailed under a $2,000 bond. Officials said he had already been on supervised probation for other charges before the chase and was wearing an ankle bracelet.
Troopers said the suspect claimed he was speeding because someone with a gun was after him. Officials said no drugs or alcohol were involved.