Drugged up Driver Hits 105 mph in Columbus Police Chase

COLUMBUS – A driver high on meth, hit speeds over 105 miles per hour, while fleeing from Columbus Police.

Police say in an affidavit that they attempted to pull over a 37-year-old Columbus man, driving a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville, that was westbound on 23rd Street. Police say the vehicle turned south of 33rd Avenue, and hit speeds of 70 miles per hour, while weaving through traffic.

Once on Highway 81, south of Columbus, an officer says speeds reached over 105 miles per hours while weaving through traffic on the 4-lane portion of the highway.

The driver continued speeding once reaching the 2-lane portion of Highway 81, occasionally driving on the shoulder, and forcing some motorists to drive onto the shoulder of the roadway.

An officer says roughly 15 miles south of Columbus, the vehicle began slowing to speeds of 30 miles per hour, and swerving into oncoming traffic, before eventually driving into a field on the west side of the highway.

Police say the man was semi-conscience and allegedly told officers that he injected himself with a large amount of methamphetamine. The man was also reportedly bleeding from self inflicted wounds, and was transported to Faith Regional in Norfolk to be treated.

The man is facing a felony charge for flight to avoid arrest, as well as misdemeanor DUI, willful reckless driving, and speeding.

The incident occurred on November 15th, according to court records.

He is due in court on December 13th for a first appearance.

The man is also facing a misdemeanor domestic assault charge in a separate case.

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