GREENSBORO, N.C. — A police chase led to a crash on U.S. Highway 29 Thursday.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a Trooper in Guilford County stopped a 2001 Nissan Frontier for a seatbelt and fictitious tag violation on South Elm-Eugene Street near I-40.
The driver, Stephen Hiawatha Simpson, Jr., 27, of Greensboro, pulled into a hotel parking lot on Seneca Road and stopped.
A woman passenger and a dog exited the car as the Trooper approached, the car then fled the scene.
A chase ensued and continued onto U.S. Highway 29 North from South Elm-Eugene Street and I-40.
Once on U.S. Highway 29, Troopers tried to conduct a rolling roadblock to stop the car.
Simpson then swerved to the right and struck a Highway Patrol car.
Both vehicles then traveled off the road and came to rest partially in the road at U.S. Highway 29 North and Sixteenth Street.
Simpson was then taken into custody.
No Troopers were injured and no other cars were involved in the collision.
Simpson sustained minor injuries and was transported to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.
Once released, Simpson was transported to the Guilford County Detention Center.
Simpson is being held with no bond for a probation violation.
He is being charged with the following:
Felony Speeding to Elude, Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon on Government Official, 90 mph in a 55 mph zone, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless, failure to wear seatbelt, fictitious tags, no inspection, vehicle not registered, resisting obstruct and delay, failure to heed blue lights and siren, stop sign, and improper passing.