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Man tries to escape DWI checkpoint

By Steve Herring
Published in News on July 8, 2012 1:50 AM

A Dudley man is facing multiple charges after he attempted to flee, first in his car and then on foot, from Goldsboro police at a driving while intoxicated checkpoint early Saturday morning on North William Street. The brief chase ended with the car running through a fence and onto a porch.

Police said that Emmette Tavarus Hill, 30, of 309 Rollingwood Drive, Dudley, stopped at the checkpoint shortly after 1 a.m. However, when asked for his driver's license, he attempted to flee.

Hill lost control of his car, a 2012 Ford Fiesta, when he tried to make a high-speed left turn, striking a chain link fence.

Hill then drove his car on through the fence and onto the front porch of a home at 1713 N. William St. Damages totaled $5,000 to the fence and house.

Hill attempted to escape on foot, but was captured within a short distance, police said.

He was charged with three felonies, possession of cocaine, driving to elude arrest and hit and run.

Hill also was charged with driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, resist delay obstruct, driving in excess of 80 miles per hour and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was placed under a $16,000 bond.