Police: Driver Was Going 80 MPH Down Arlington Blvd.

Greenville Police say they're looking for a driver who ran from the scene of an accident after driving incredibly fast down a city street.

Greenville Police Sgt. David Bowen says the driver of a Nissan Maxima crashed into a light pole and a tree in front of a gas station on the corner of Arlington and Evans around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday. After the wreck, Sgt. Bowen says the driver took off running.

Police say they determined the man was driving approximately 83 miles per hour down Arlington Blvd. in front of JH Rose High School as he approached Evans. The wreck happened when the driver attempted to turn north towards downtown Greenville.

Police say they know who they are looking for after looking up the registration on the car; however, police are not releasing the name of the driver at this time.

The driver is likely to face charges of careless and reckless driving, hit and run, and leaving the scene of the crime, Sgt. Bowen said, though there may be other charges as police investigate.


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  • by bulldog Location: gville on Mar 11, 2011 at 08:00 AM
    Run Forrest run..
  • by "just me saying" on Mar 11, 2011 at 06:51 AM
    lol dude i guess if he doesn't report it stolen what you think?can't belive this guy was going that speed at that time of the night and noone else was around.was he racing? another one of those we will never know the truth stories.
  • by Go Figure Location: ENC on Mar 11, 2011 at 05:14 AM
    Police were not chasing him. In fact the police were no where around but he (or she) was still speeding and caused an accident. I guess police pursuit doesn't always cause criminals to crash after all.
  • by GPD cluesless or what Location: GVegas on Mar 10, 2011 at 11:18 PM
    Per the article: "Police say they know who they are looking for after looking up the registration on the car; however, police are not releasing the name of the driver at this time. " If you know who the heck they are go to the home and arrest them. Headlines make it sound like they are clueless and pursuing. Geez GPD, this is asinine. Gville drivers are idiots.
  • by Superdave Location: Greenville on Mar 10, 2011 at 03:12 PM
    Hey, That's only about 10 MPH over what people normally drive in Greenville!!!!
  • by pete Location: grifton on Mar 10, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    Buy here pay here another customer on the way.
  • by Tenea Location: Greenville on Mar 10, 2011 at 01:38 PM
    Did he bother to think that he could've kill himself. This really is not funny at all!!!!!
  • by DUDE Location: ENC on Mar 10, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    How will they prove that the person that the car is registered to was actually the driver at that time?
  • by steve Location: deep run on Mar 10, 2011 at 08:37 AM
    Boss Hog could never catch them Duke Boys and neither will you.
  • by confused Location: clayrock on Mar 10, 2011 at 08:24 AM
    83 mph, hmm. he was fast, and wrong, nbut just who did the calibration on that speed?
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