Driver charged with DWI after Davidson Co. police chase ends in crash

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A driver who led police on a chase that ended in a crash in Davidson County Thursday night has been charged with driving while impaired.

Officials say the chase began when a trooper tried to stop the driver of a 2004 Dodge car on Tussey Road around 8 p.m.

When the driver refused to stop, a chase ensued.

The reason for the vehicle stop is not known, but officials say the investigation notes the suspect vehicle reaching speeds of 100 mph.

The short pursuit ended when the car went through a cornfield and crashed into a tree.

Shannon Dion Parks, 22, of Lexington, was treated and released from a local hospital.

He was charged with driving while impaired and felony speed to elude. Troopers say the car belonged to his girlfriend.

Parks is in the Davidson County Jail under a $50,000 bond.