The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

November 22, 2013

Battleboro man charged for fleeing checkpoint


TARBORO — A Battleboro man was arrested Wednesday when he blew through a license checkpoint on Battleboro-Leggett Road that was set up by the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office and the NC Highway Patrol.

According to a press release from the sheriff's office, a 1992 Honda Accord approached the checkpoint at a high rate of speed with 57-year-old Waldo Pittman driving the vehicle.

Pittman fled the checkpoint and led a deputy on a high speed chase into the Battleboro city limits where speeds were in excess of 100 miles per hour. Pittman was later caught and arrested.

The deputy charged Pittman, of New Hope Church Road, Battleboro, with felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving while license revoked, carelessly — reckless driving and heedlessly disregard of the rights and safety of others and resisting a public officer. Pittman was placed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $6,000 secured bond.