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More charges against driver in Huntersville crash

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- Mecklenburg County jail photo
Jeffrey Wayne Greene faces additional charges in connection with a police pursuit that ended with the vehicle he was driving allegedly slamming into three other vehicles in Huntersville last Saturday, police said. (Mecklenburg County jail photo.)

Police have filed additional charges against a man who allegedly led law enforcement officers on a two-county, high-speed chase last Saturday morning before crashing into several other vehicles in Huntersville.

Huntersville police said they have charged Jeffrey Wayne Greene, 48, with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and four counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He also was charged with driving without insurance.

Cornelius police said Greene fled when officers approached him at a hotel near Interstate 77 to serve warrants from two counts. Greene, driving an Infiniti SUV, got on northbound I-77 and exited in Mooresville.

Police said he then made a U-turn on U.S. 21 in Mooresville, striking a Cornelius police patrol car and injuring two officers. With police and the N.C. Highway Patrol in pursuit, Greene allegedly got back on I-77, heading southbound, and drove into Huntersville.

He allegedly drove into the grassy median and skidded into a U-turn, getting back on northbound I-77. Police said Greene exited I-77 at Sam Furr Road and got on southbound U.S. 21. Moments later, police said, the Infiniti SUV crashed into three other vehicles.

A woman suffered serious injuries, and five others, including Greene, suffered less-serious injuries.

Cornelius police said they charged Greene with two counts each of assault on a government official, injury to personal property, and hit-and-run causing property damage; and one count each of larceny of property, resisting a public officer and fleeing to elude arrest.

Police investigators said Greene reached speeds of more than 85 mph during the pursuit.

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