Two young men stole a new Dodge Charger Widebody from a dealer leading police in a 150 mph chase
Police in Four Oaks, North Carolina arrested two individuals for leading them on a chase that reached 150 mph (241 km/h).
Local media are reporting that the 2022 Dodge Charger was stolen from Hendrick’s Dodge dealership in Cary around 11 p.m. Sunday night. It was a performance Scat Pack model.
The chase began shortly after the Charger was stolen and spotted near Smithfield. Police continued to pursue the Dodge along I-95 where the speed was over 150 mph, but the driver, Darryl Joseph Jr., 20, and his passenger, Giraud Jeanty, 23, managed to evade officers . WRAL reports.
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The local State Highway Patrol said Joseph Jr. and Jeanty dumped the performance sedan on the side of the road in Wayne County. Police quickly caught up to the car and saw the pair walking down the road. They were immediately taken into custody.
The two young men were charged with driving 143 mph (230 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone, felony flight to escape arrest, felony possession of a stolen vehicle , reckless driving and law enforcement obstruction and delay. officers.
The Charger Scat Pack is powered by a naturally aspirated 392 cubic-inch HEMI V8 developing 485 hp and 475 lb-ft (644 Nm) of torque. All that grunt is sent through the rear wheels and while the Scat Pack doesn’t offer the otherworldly performance of a Hellcat, it can still hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.3 seconds and peak at an electronically limited speed. 175 mph (281 km/h).