2 charged after dangerous police chase through rush hour traffic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police said two men put several people's lives in danger Tuesday evening as they led police on a high-speed chase across Charlotte during rush hour.

Authorities said Damiyus Fowler was driving the car and faces more than a dozen charges. Dayshon Dogan was with him and was also arrested.

Both will appear before a judge on Wednesday.

Dogan and Fowler

(Dogan and Fowler)

Police told Channel 9 that the chase started on Margaret Wallace Road when officers tried to serve warrants and the men took off.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom was overhead as police followed the vehicle as it weaved in and out of rush hour traffic across some of Charlotte's busiest neighborhoods.

The driver blew through intersections, at times driving on the wrong side of the road.

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Chopper 9 watched as the vehicle drove from east Charlotte, narrowly avoiding several crashes, before moving into the NoDa neighborhood.

At one point, the vehicle even drove up onto the sidewalk on North Tryon Street in north Charlotte.

The car also drove through a park in the area, before hopping back onto North Tryon Street and moving onto Old Concord Road.

The driver also passed several vehicles, including school buses, crossing over double yellow lines.

Chopper 9 was overhead when the suspects jumped from the car near Milton Road and The Plaza.

A witness, who did not want to be identified, was outside his apartment where the suspects ditched the car.

“At first, I thought the car was going to hit me because it kept going,” the witness said.

The men ran into a nearby wooded area in the east Charlotte neighborhood before eventually surrendering to police, who brought them to the ground and handcuffed them.

No injuries were reported.