One man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly leading troopers on a chase that ended with a crash in north Charlotte.
The N.C. Highway Patrol said Anthony Antoine Byers, 38, of Charlotte, was arrested after the car he was driving slammed into a power pole on North Tryon Street about 8:15 a.m.
Authorities said troopers had tried to stop the blue Suzuki on southbound Interstate 85 because of reckless driving.
The driver of the Suzuki, identified by troopers as Byers, exited I-85 and got onto North Tryon Street. The pursuit ended when the car crashed in front of the Walmart store, just north of University City Boulevard.
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Byers was not seriously hurt, and no other motorists were injured.
Troopers said Byers tried to flee but was caught a few minutes later.
Byers was taken to Mecklenburg jail, but later released on a $9,500 bond. He was charged with driving while impaired, fleeing to elude arrest, driving with a revoked license, speeding, aggressive driving and resisting a public officer.
North Tryon Street was closed for about an hour after the incident. Police dogs arrived on the scene about 9:15 a.m. and were seen searching the car. The Observer’s Davie Hinshaw and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. contributed.