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Deputies: Man involved in high speed chase with one-year-old & infant in car


Deputies say a man led them on a chase with speeds exceeding 100 miles an hour on I-85 while he had two very young children in the car, and deputies say the children were not restrained in car seats.

It happened on Saturday afternoon. A deputy driving south on Highway 29 near Webb Road noticed a car driving north at a high rate of speed.

The deputy began to follow the car, but said in the report that the driver sped up, then made an erratic turn into the parking lot of Bebop's.

The deputy blocked the driver from turning back on to Highway 29, but the driver did manage to get out of the parking lot and head onto I-85 going south.

The deputy says the driver then sped up to more than 100 miles an hour. While on the interstate, the driver crossed over four lanes of traffic to take the China Grove exit.

China Grove police and the Highway Patrol were then involved in the chase.

The driver, identified as Bradford Bennett, Jr., then drove back on 29 and made a turn onto Mount Hope Church Road. Bennett then drove into a driveway on Moon Circle and got out of the car. He then took off running, followed by deputies.

While Bennett was being chased, officers took passengers out of the car, including a one year old and a three week old, as well as the mothers of both children. Deputies said the children were not in child seats, or any other type of restraint.

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