A car chase that began in Caldwell County ended in Watauga on Saturday morning just before 9am.
Watauga Deputies responded to the area of Hwy 321 South after being notified that Caldwell County was in a chase heading towards Watauga County, according to a report from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Department and scanner dispatches at the time. The vehicle was traveling north in the south bound lane at a high rate of speed in both Watauga and Caldwell, according to scanner dispatches.
The WCSO report goes on to say that one Watauga deputy observed the vehicle traveling towards him in the southbound lanes between Tweetsie and Bishop’s Ridge Parkway and another deputy turned on the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The vehicle continued northbound and passed a Watauga Lieutenant near Chandler Concrete, and a Watauga Sergeant at Payne Branch.
The vehicle lost control, at approximately 8:52am, in the curve just before the Elk Motel, struck the guardrail and bank before flipping over and coming to rest on the driver’s side. The driver was cut from the vehicle, according to scanner dispatches at the time, and transported to Watauga Medical Center.
Watauga County Sheriff’s officers, Boone Fire, Boone Police, Watauga Medics, Watauga Rescue and the North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene. No information about possible charges or the driver’s condition was available from NCSHP on Sunday evening.