Ohio man accused of Iredell chase says he was upset about election

  
WSIC file photo
WSIC file photo

AN OHIO MAN, SAID TO BE UPSET ABOUT THE ELECTION, LED STATE TROOPERS ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH IREDELL COUNTY TODAY.

      1. 2016-10-0677accident

IT STARTED WHEN TROOPER JOLLY WITNESSED A JEEP CHEROKEE SPEEDING FROM I-40 TO I-77 SOUTHBOUND IN STATESVILLE.

THE TROOPER ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A TRAFFIC STOP AND THE DRIVER FLED…REACHING SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 100 MILES PER HOUR…BEFORE CRASHING INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE NEAR THE COUNTY LINE.

THE TROOPER USED A PIT MANEUVER TO STOP THE FLEEING SUV. JOSHUA LOPEZ WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. HE’S ACCUSED OF DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED, RECKLESS DRIVING AND ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

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