Troopers: Driver Had Kids In Car During High-Speed Chase, Crash

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The State Highway Patrol is investigating a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Greensboro. Investigators say Dexter Lavoy Pittman was driving a rental car when he crashed it at Aunt Mary Avenue and Wendover Avenue in Greensboro.

They also say he was wearing a court-ordered ankle bracelet but troopers wouldn't say if it means he was under house arrest or supervised probation.

Pittman was seen by High Patrol driving 81mph while passing their office - which is a 35 mph zone, troopers say.

During the chase, officers tell WFMY News , Pittman reached speeds of up to 115mph while a 2-year-old and 4-year-old toddlers were in the back seat.

Trooper A.R. Carter says the 2-year-old was strapped in a car seat and was fine when the vehicle flipped during the chase but the 4-year-old fell out of a booster seat and had minor injuries.

Lt. Clapp with the Guilford County Jail says Pittman is under $2,000 bond.

His charges include: Child Endangerment, Revoked License and Felony Speeding to Avoid Arrest.

Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.


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