Davidson County deputy involved in head-on crash with truck reported stolen

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. -- A Davidson County sheriff's deputy collided head-on with a stolen pickup truck during a high-speed chase that began in Lexington. Neither the deputy nor the driver of the vehicle being pursued were injured in the crash.

Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said the truck was stolen in Greensboro and was spotted in Lexington by Lexington police, who had a brief chase before losing sight of the vehicle.

The Davidson County 911 center received a call from the truck's owner giving them the location of the truck using a anti-theft tracking device that was in the truck.

Davidson County deputies and Denton police used that information to zero in on the truck's location, chasing it and losing sight of it several times along the way.

While a Davidson County deputy continued to track the truck into Randolph County on New Hope Road the truck was able to turn around and come back toward the deputy where they crashed head-on.

Bobby Daniel Souther, of Burlington, was arrested at the scene and charged with possession of stolen property, felony fleeing to elude, careless and reckless driving, felony driving while license revoked, driving 110 in a 55 and felony assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer.

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