|Trooper in fatal chase won’t be charged|
|Sunday, 09 December 2007 18:10|
The state trooper involved in a chase that ended in the death of a Hickory teenager last week will not be charged.
Trooper Brian Perkins noticed a speeding vehicle on U.S. 321 and followed it onto N.C. 10. Top speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour during the ten-mile chase. Perkins backed off as the N.C. 127 intersection approached, but the fleeing vehicle hit a tree, killing 18-year-old driver Roey Chance Parsons on impact.
Investigators say Perkins did not violate any policies and he will not face any disciplinary actions. The Highway Patrol’s policy on highway chases at the discretion of the trooper, but a supervisor has the authority to stop him or her.
Parsons’ funeral is today at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church.
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