WINSTON-SALEM — A High Point teenager is charged with eluding arrest on an ATV. Nickolas L. Beck, 17, of 204 Craven Road, was charged by the Davidson County Sheriff's Office with:
resisting a public officer,operating an ATV on a street or highway,reckless driving to endanger,unsafe movement,driving the wrong way on a street, and speeding.
The sheriff's office received a report of a suspicious car, possibly an ATV, near Friendship Ledford Road near Saddlechase Lane in Winston-Salem on Sunday.
The agency has been investigating an increase in vehicle break-ins in the area recently. When deputies got to the neighborhood they an ATV passed by on Friendship Ledford Road, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies turned on their lights and sirens in patrol cars to conduct a traffic stop. However, the ATV led deputies on a 4-mile chase, reaching speeds up to 75 mph, the sheriff's office said.
The chase ended when the man on the ATV got off it near a wooded area and ran away.
The sheriff's office arrested and charged Beck this week, after conducting an investigation, the agency said.
Deputies released Beck to the custody of a guardian.