Troopers: Car chase ends with arrest at suspect’s home


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Submitted: Tue, 12/31/2013 - 1:54pm
Updated: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 12:03am
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man faces several charges this morning after troopers say he led them on a car chase that ended at his home.

Troopers say the chase started just before 10 p.m. when a trooper tried to pull over a 1995 Ford Thunderbird on Carolina Beach Road near St. Andrews Drive. That’s when they say the driver, Ricky Wallace, Jr., 21, led Tpr. B.R. Phillips down Raleigh and Williamson Streets before speeding down Shipyard Blvd. Phillips told the StarNews he clocked Wallace going 61 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Troopers say the chase only lasted about 10 minutes when Wallace stopped at his home on Calhoun Drive, where he was then arrested. Wallace faces several charges, including DWI and eluding arrest along with heroin charges.

Wallace is in the New Hanover County Jail under $5,000 bond.

The NC Department of Corrections website shows Wallace’s criminal record includes convictions for selling drugs, larceny and reckless driving. He got out of prison in April.

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2015 years 8 months ago

Had a “Front-Row’, Catch-Fence view & Angle of, “Front-Straight-away ” seat as the chase un-folded in front of the homestead here around on Shipyard..

Ricky Wallace, Jr.; Is NOT ANY Relation to Rusty Wallace, NASCAR Cup Driver.. (though, in His “Hopped-up” Drug induced mind He may thought He was racing “Like” Rusty Wallace; on the NASCAR Simulator Game, So was He thinking He was running the Richmond Night Race, Or, Bristol,Tenn.?);He lost,By Not taking the checkered Flag, Nor arriving into “Victory Lane” On Calhoun Drive.
Oh, Though, He does get to Don another pair of stripped/ black & White dud’s courtesy of the NCHP…
(He couldn’t outrace/run; that Bear in da Air either, chasing Him).

Or did Ricky Wallace think He was, Burt Reynolds;? Minus the Pontiac TA *Bandit Car*, I’m asking, as to Just ask/clarify & being courious; Did this young feller just get finished watching the Final *GAS MONKEY*/FAST & LOUD Episode, that aired last night? at 10pm on DISC. channel?

FUNNY *CAPTCHA* phrase, I noticed here while I’m posting My Opinion though. YES, *look before crossing* ANY street here though-out Wilmington, where you have DUI’s, Cell Phone yapping, wanna-be race car drivers speeding on & about the Mean Streets of Our Fair City..
So remember Folks,,,
*look before crossing* the streets, Lotsa Crazy, drugged-up, wanna-be race drivers are out there with apparently NO Braking or common sense..