Selma Police arrest man after I-95 high speed chase to Four Oaks

Selma Police arrested a Willow Spring man Sunday night, June 10, after a high-speed chase on I-95 south with speeds of 100 mph before the subject was caught in Four Oaks.

The arrest happened at 10:58 p.m. on Camilla Road in Four Oaks.

Police said Christian Hunter Sandridge, 25, of 38 Alex St., was reportedly driving east on U.S. 70 in a black passenger car with a loud muffler and driving faster than the posted speed limit.

Sandridge, according to the police report, was still accelerating as he headed toward the intersection of Ricks Road and U.S. 70.

Police said the turn signal there had turned red and Sandridge was still accelerating which cause U.S. 70 traffic to stop to avoid collision as he ran the red light onto Outlet Center Drive.

The police officer said Sandridge was no longer in front of him and had apparently pulled off the road into the motel area.

Police said the officer pulled into the Hampton Inn parking lot. He spotted Sandridge, turned on his blue lights and followed him.

The police officer said they both circled the entire Hampton Inn parking lot and the officer suspected Sandridge was driving under the influence because of his poor driving.

As Sandridge reached the turnaround on Outlet Center Drive, police said Sandridge appeared to be turning right, but then turned left crossing the median and striking a median marker.

Police said Sandridge then got on I-95 south where speeds of 100 mph were reached with light traffic on the interstate.

Police said Sandridge continued to drive erratically, jerking from side to side and failing to stay in his lane during the entire chase.

When police reached Four Oaks, Sandridge got off on the exit and headed toward town. When he reached U.S. 301, police said he ran a red light and headed toward Benson. Police said Sandridge ran another red light and was all over the road until he reached Camilla Road and turned right.

Sandridge was going too fast, police said, jumped over the railroad tracks and failed to make a sharp left hand turn.

Police said he drove 20 yards down and over a large ditch onto a field of heavy growth. Four Oaks Police extracted Sandridge from his vehicle and arrested him. Police said Sandridge repeatedly apologized for what he had done.

Sandridge was transported to the Selma Police Department and then to the Johnston County Magistrate’s office.

Sandridge was charged with one felony count of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, one misdemeanor count each of driving while the influence and driving while his license was revoked.

He was then transported to the Johnston County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond. His first court date was Monday, Oct. 11.

Christian Hunter Sandridge

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