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UPDATE: Man On Bath Salts Makes First Court Appearance

The man who led officials on a high-speed chase while he was high on bath salts made his first court appearance Monday afternoon. Court officials say a last minute change allowed Ryan Burbage to see a judge before his scheduled first appearance on Tuesday morning.

Burbage, 31, is being held in Craven County on a $250,000 bond. A judge also issued him a bond of $750,000 in Carteret County.

Burbage faces several charges for the high-speed chase Saturday, including two counts of attempted murder. Officials say he tried to use his car to run over two deputies.

During the chase, lawmen believe Burbage was high on bath salts and had been drinking. His ten-year-old daughter was in the car with him during the chase.

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The man who led officials on a high-speed chase while he was high on bath salts is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday.

Ryan Burbage, 31, of Newport is charged with attempted murder after his arrest Saturday night. Officials say Burbage had his 10-year-old daughter in the car during the chase.

Troopers say Burbage was high on bath salts at the time of the chase and also had alcohol in his system. In total, the chase went on for about an hour, the top speed was over 100 mph, and it went on for about 38 miles.



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According to Highway Patrol a Newport man high on bath salts led officials on a high speed chase through Carteret and Craven counties Saturday night. Officials say the man had his 10-year-old daughter in the car at the time.

Troopers say Carteret County deputies responded to a call of a disturbance at the home of 31-year-old Ryan Burbage around 8:45 p.m. The home is located at a mobile home park on Dutch Street in Newport off of Highway 24. Troopers say the man then ended up getting into a 1997 Jeep Cherokee with his 10-year-old daughter also inside. Officials tried to stop the man but were unable to.

Troopers say they then chased him through Havelock, James City, and Bridgeton. They say he went up to speeds of 100 miles per hour. They say he was running cars off the road and going through traffic lights. Troopers did put stop sticks out at one point and Burbage lost a tire, but kept on going.

Deputies blocked off major roads in the area and then forced Brubage onto Highway 17. They had stop sticks near the Craven and Pitt County line near Vanceboro. Troopers say Burbage then had engine failure, but he had to be tased in order for officers to arrest him.

Troopers say in total the chase went on for about an hour, the top speed was over 100 mph, and it went on for about 38 miles.

Burbage is now in the Craven County Jail under a $250,000 dollar bond. He is facing 12 charges including felony speeding to elude arrest, driving while impaired, and child endangerment.

Troopers say Burbage was high on bath salts at the time of the chase and also had alcohol in his system.

Troopers say luckily there was no damage or reports of injuries from the chase.


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