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Troopers make arrest after high-speed chase



Staff Writer


Lincoln County troopers said a Denver man led them on a high-speed vehicular chase through four counties Saturday morning.

Michael Dean Holloway, 38, of 5632 American Way, failed to step out of his vehicle during a license check just after 1:30 a.m. on Campground Road in Denver, Trooper C.M. Casey with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol told the Times-News Monday afternoon.

Casey said he and fellow trooper J.C. Craig asked the man to exit his vehicle after they had suspicion he may be impaired.

However, Holloway failed to obey troopers and immediately fled the scene, forcing officers to pursue the man’s vehicle more for more than 20 miles, Casey said.

The chase continued onto Slanting Bridge Road and N.C. 150, passing through Catawba County and Iredell County, where Holloway turned onto I-77 South.

In the meantime, Mecklenburg and Iredell County troopers joined the pursuit, Casey said, along with various other area law enforcement agencies including Cornelius and Mooresville Police Departments and the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

During the chase, the suspect was throwing white bags out of his car window, officers said.

Holloway finally left the busy highway at exit 28 and proceeded onto Catawba Avenue toward Davidson, troopers said.

Officers apprehended him without incident after he pulled into the driveway of his mother’s residence on Meridian Street in Cornelius.

Troopers said once they searched the vehicle and found nothing suspicious, they seized it, which is standard procedure for any case in which a suspect has been charged with speeding to elude arrest.

Holloway, who remains in the Lincoln County jail under a $7,000 secured bond, also faces DWI, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving and several other infractions, Casey said.

The suspect was additionally served a Mecklenburg County warrant for a probation violation.

According to the North Carolina Department of Correction website, Holloway also has a misdemeanor conviction in Mecklenburg County from 2010 for assault inflicting serious body injury.

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