According to a police report several citizens reported a man driving erratically on Taunton Road Thursday evening at a high rate of speed. Several cars had to leave the roadway to avoid being hit.
The car entered onto Highway 115 speeding northbound in the southbound lanes. A Durham police officer kept pace with the care in the northbound lanes while attempting to get the driver's attention using a spotlight and shouting verbal commands. Another cruiser rushed ahead to stop traffic in the southbound lanes. Jumping across the cement barrier the second officer used a flashlight to stop the traffic.
The driver slowed to a crawl and the officer pacing him in the northbound lanes stopped his vehicle, jumped the cement barrier and ran along side the distressed driver's car. He was able to reach into the vehicle and put it into park.
EMS was quickly called, treating the man on the scene. He was released into the care of a family member.