Man charged after 100-mph chase through Elliston

Joseph Meade, 31, of Elliston is being held without bond in Montgomery County Jail. (submitted photo)
Joseph Meade, 31, of Elliston is being held without bond in Montgomery County Jail. (submitted photo)

An Elliston man is facing seven charges after a Montgomery County deputy spotted him allegedly driving more than 100 mph in Eastern Montgomery.

Joseph Meade, 31, of Elliston is being held without bond in Montgomery County Jail after he led deputies on a high-speed chase that lasted several minutes.

At 8:09 p.m. Tuesday night, the sheriff’s office said a deputy encountered a vehicle traveling over 100 mph on Roanoke Road (Route 460/11) near Eastern Montgomery High School. The deputy switched on his emergency lights and siren and began pursuit. The suspect attempted to elude the deputy by accelerating, driving fast through curves and changing directions. As a result of the maneuvers, the suspect struck the pursuing deputies patrol vehicle twice.

The pursuit concluded with a head-on collision of a deputy’s vehicle by the suspect. The deputy’s vehicle was stationary at the time of the collision.

Meade was taken in to custody without injury. is charged with, driving under the influence, reckless driving, hit and run, driving on a suspended license, destruction of property, assault on a law enforcement officer and eluding police.

Although property was damaged, no one was injured during the event.

 

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