Charlotte man arrested after leading police on 120 mph chase

DALLAS, N.C. — A Charlotte man led police on a chase that reached 120 mph early Friday morning, according to Dallas officers.

Channel 9's partners at the Gaston Gazette reported that Dallas police tried to pull over 22-year-old Jaylin Griffith, of Charlotte, for driving with no taillights on Dallas-Cherryville Highway.

Griffith did not stop and instead led officers on a pursuit that at one point hit speeds of 120 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Police eventually were able to end the pursuit and arrest Griffith. They said they found some marijuana in the car along with scales with residue of marijuana, multiple baggies and a glass jar.

Griffith has been charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of an open container of alcohol in the passenger area, felony fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving, speeding, driving with license revoked, resisting arrest and fictional title, registration card or license tag.

He was booked into Gaston County Jail under a $50,000 bond.

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