TROOPERS: Beer Drinking Chase With Mom On The Phone

State troopers say a man they were chasing was on the phone with his mother while drinking beer, and that's why he wouldn't stop for them early Saturday morning.

Onslow County deputies began chasing Christopher Leffler of Maysville and then Highway Patrol troopers took over. They say Leffler's car had a fictitious license plate.

Troopers say they tried two or three "pit maneuvers", but each time Leffler managed to regain control of his car and continued evading lawmen. After about 17 minutes, troopers used three vehicles to perform a rolling stop. One of the cruisers was hit in the process.

Leffler had to be tasered, according to troopers.

Troopers say the 29-year-old man, on probation for drug charges, told them the last time he got arrested he didn't get a chance to talk to his mom for 2 to 3 days. He told troopers if he was going to jail, then he wanted to talk to his mother first.

Leffler's been charged with felony fleeing to elude, DWI, fictitious registration plate, no insurance and beer drinking by driver during chase.

The chase never went over 70 miles per hour, and troopers say the man stopped at each stop sign and even used his blinker.


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  • by Erica Leffler on Feb 17, 2012 at 06:10 PM
    JD your an idiot! If they shot every person who was drunk driving there wouldnt be many people in the world. People mess up, I guess you have never made a mistake in your life idiot!!!
  • by adam hansley Location: richlands on Feb 16, 2012 at 08:12 PM
    cant believe this cant understand what was going through his head at the time come on chris was already bad enough now its terrible love him like a brother and hate it for him but seems like he will never learn love u chris hope the best for u and i know its bad but atleast u have a mother that no matter how bad the things are you do she will always b there for you to talk to means alot to have family support hope this is a wake up call sure he will have plenty of time to think about it and i hope he finds someone to help him that can get it through that hard head
  • by Mr. H on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:21 AM
    The only charge they did not get him for was Texting While Driving Intoxicated. State is still working out the bugs on that one.
  • by Erica Leffler on Feb 14, 2012 at 03:01 PM
    This is my brother. He is an alcoholic he needs help. There is nothing funny about this matter. The way the editor wrote this story up was wrong.
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      by Fellow DWI Offender on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:49 PM in reply to Erica Leffler
      Don't worry, he'll get the help he needs now. He'll have to go to real counseling mandatory by court for a long time with that DWI. I can see why it isn't funny to you, but it is funny to the general public. It's sad he has problems, but what he did is funny, especially since no one was seriously injured. He could have killed someone. That wouldn't be a funny matter. This however, is amusing.
  • by laura Location: greenville on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    The citizen in me says "great job" to the police...the mom in me says, "awwwww".
  • by obommy voter on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:22 AM
    I'm telling my obommy on you!
  • by Len Location: Maysville on Feb 13, 2012 at 01:34 PM
    Sorry Dude, wish i could have helped.....
  • by Pete Location: Grifton on Feb 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM
    He wanted to get back to diaper days with mommy.did he have a baby nipple on his beer bottle?
  • by Joe on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    Yes, it does say DWI.
  • by Bobby Bouche on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    I love my mama very much... Now you know that.
    • reply
      by JC on Feb 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM in reply to Bobby Bouche
      now thats funny! maybe he had something wrong with his medulla oblongata!!
      • reply
        by laura on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:43 AM in reply to JC
        Y'all owe me a new keyboard!
    • reply
      by Anthony on Feb 13, 2012 at 03:26 PM in reply to Bobby Bouche
      Too bad he wasn't playing foolzball. CLASSIC.
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