NAGS HEAD, N.C. (WAVY) — Nags Head police arrested two men following a high-speed chase that started in Nags Head and ended near the Lost Colony at the north end of Roanoke Island on Wednesday evening.
According to police, the men were reported to be driving a gray SUV down the center lane of South Croatan Highway at approximately 11 p.m. Police captured the vehicle on radar driving 76 mph in a 45 mph zone.
When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, police say the men continued speeding towards the north end of Roanoke Island. They then attempted to flee the scene on foot before being found and apprehended by K-9 units from Nags Head and Dare County.
The driver, identified as 18-year-old Ryan Andrew Giebel, was charged with Driving After Consuming Under 21, Reckless Driving to Endanger, Felony Flee to Elude, Speeding, and Resist, Delay, and Obstruct.
His passenger, also 18 years old, was also facing charges, but WAVY confirmed those charges have since been expunged from his record.
Giebel is currently at the Dare County Detention Center with a $185,000 bond.