LAURINBURG — A Fayetteville man has been charged with speeding and reckless driving, among other charges, after a chase early Sunday morning that began in Laurinburg and ended in Richmond County, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour in between.
Around 2:45 a.m., G’Quan Daishaun McLaughlin, 22, avoided stopping at a driver’s license checkpoint conducted on U.S. 401 near Pizza Hut by the Laurinburg Police Department. He then led police down X-Way Road toward Gibson, where he tossed a small amount of marijuana from his vehicle, according to an N.C. Highway Patrol report.
McLaughlin continued through Gibson toward Hamlet via N.C. 381, reaching 120 miles per hour, driving left of center, and running several stop signs. The chase ended on Peggy Mill Road after McLaughlin crossed U.S. 74 Business and turned back toward Scotland County.
According to the report, McLaughlin came to a sudden stop in the road and surrendered to authorities. He was arrested and charged with felonious speeding to elude arrest, driving while license revoked, driving at 120 miles per hour in a 55 zone, driving left of center, failing to stop at a posted stop sign, passing in a no passing zone, careless and reckless driving, failing to stop for blue lights and siren, and aggressive driving.
McLaughlin also faces charges in Cumberland County of driving without a license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a stolen vehicle. He has been placed in the Scotland County Jail under a $10,200 secured bond.