• High-speed chase ends with car flipping off Burke County road

    By: Dave Faherty


    BURKE COUNTY, N.C - A high-speed chase in Burke County Wednesday afternoon ended with a car flipping with three people inside.

    The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. along Reed Street in Drexel after the chase started

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    Channel 9's Dave Faherty was there as police took the driver, Mason Melton, into custody.

    Police said the chase started because of a fake tag and officers thought the car might be stolen.

    The pursuit, which reached speeds over 90 mph​​​​​, zoomed past a stopped school bus at one point.



    Faherty talked to one of the passengers inside the car who said he was just getting a ride and didn't really know Melton.

    “Bro, it wasn’t me bro," the passenger said. "We just got picked up for a ride and really didn’t know this dude."

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    No one was hurt.

    Police have not said what charges Melton is facing.

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