A vehicle attempting to flee from law enforcement overnight ran off of the road on the traffic circle where the occupants were reported to have jumped from the vehicle and ran.
The incident happened in the center of the traffic circle in front of the NC Highway 211 exit just before 1:30 am as a police officer attempted to stop a Dodge Charger passenger car. The vehicle ran off of the roadway coming to a stop in the woods more than 80 feet from the pavement.
Three people, two men and a woman, were reported to have jumped from the vehicle and ran from the area after the vehicle came to a stop.
Officers from Pinehurst Police Department searched the vehicle and located several items associated with the people involved including a clear bag that appeared to possibly contain an illegal substance. Officers at the scene were awaiting testing to verify the contents of the bag to determine exactly what it contained.
In addition identifications for three individuals were also reportedly located in the vehicle during the search. One of these subjects is reported to have active warrants for his arrest according to law enforcement.
Responding to the area were units with Pinehurst Police Department and the Moore County Sheriff’s Department. As of this report the search continues for the subjects that ran from the vehicle.
We will update readers as additional information becomes available.