YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — A chase that began in Virginia ended in an arrest in Yadkin County, according to Highway Patrol.
Robert Thomas Timms, 40, of Ohio was arrested, according to a Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office news release.
He is charged with flee to elude, reckless driving and two counts of resisting a public officer. There are pending charges from various other jurisdictions.
His bond is set at $750,000.
According to WCNC, Virginia police tried to stop a tractor-trailer due to a left lane restriction on Interstate 81 in southwest Virginia Wednesday. Tractor-trailers are not permitted to use the left lane on I-81.
Tractor-trailer chase crosses state line, ends in crash with truck in flames https://t.co/v1SpuThXZN
— WCNC Charlotte (@wcnc) August 29, 2019
The tractor-trailer, however, continued driving down I-81 and onto I-77 south.
The driver of the tractor-trailer hit the police cruisers, causing minor damage to three Virginia state police cruisers. No one was reported injured.
Once the tractor-trailer crossed the state line, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office took over with the help of N.C. Highway Patrol.
Troopers deployed stop sticks, ripping up the tractor-trailer’s tires
WCNC reports the rims caught fire as the driver tried to continue on, causing the truck to catch fire.
The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested the driver, troopers say.