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A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy and a suspect were taken to the hospital after a high-speed chase on Wednesday night.
According to the BCSO, at approximately 8:20 p.m., deputies were conducting a checkpoint for motor vehicle violations in the area of Oxpen Road in Supply. A vehicle driven by Darrell Levon Curry, 24, of Longs, S.C. initially stopped at the checkpoint and then ran through it.
“Deputies engaged in a pursuit of the vehicle,” Emily Flax, BCSO public information officer. “The vehicle turned on U.S. 17 where the suspect was traveling north in the south bound lane at high rates of speed.”
Curry turned his vehicle around at the U.S. 17 and N.C. 211intersection and then travelled southbound.
Curry’s vehicle was eventually stopped by the execution of a precision immobilization technique, commonly known as a PIT maneuver, by BCSO deputies. The fleeing vehicle was stopped at U.S. 17 and Cumbee Road in Supply.
“The suspect and a deputy were transported to the hospital for evaluation,” Flax said on Monday night.
Curry was arrested on Monday night and transported to the Brunswick County Detention Center. After searching his vehicle, deputies seized 4.3 grams of crack/cocaine, 4 grams of marijuana and $2,024 cash.
Curry has been charged with possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and/or deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle to sell and/or deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony flee to elude arrest by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and numerous traffic violations.
Curry was being held under a $30,500 secured bond.
Rachel Johnson is a staff writer at The Brunswick Beacon. Reach her at 754-6890 or email@example.com.