• Troopers: Drug suspect leads police on 100 mph chase

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Troopers chased a man through north Charlotte Monday morning they said was driving recklessly.

    The chase lasted 21 minutes and ended on a quiet street -- Stoney Creek Lane.

    The driver was identified as DaJaun Lamonte Fleming. Investigators said Fleming, 23, had an outstanding warrant for felony possession of cocaine.  

    Chopper 9 flew over the scene around 10 a.m.

    Troopers said they spotted a car driving recklessly on Interstate 77 south near Nations Ford Road.

    After running the tags, troopers realized they were fictitious.

    For 21 minutes, the car led two troopers on a high speed chase, at times going as fast as 100 miles per hour.

    We do a pretty good job to catch these people,” said Trooper Jacob Mann.

    Troopers arrested Fleming and charged him with felony speeding to elude evade, speeding 100 in a 55 and reckless driving.

    They also interviewed a passenger in the car then let him go.

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