JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – One driver was arrested for allegedly fleeing from police after participating in a drag race on Interstate 20 Sunday afternoon.
Pearl police said they tried to stop two drivers racing Dodge Chargers westbound on I-20 around 12:30 p.m.
The driver of a black Charger pulled over and was given a ticket for reckless driving and sent on his way. Police said the driver of a red Charger, Emmanuel Monte Harris, 21, of Brandon, fled from officers and was arrested. His vehicle had no license plate.
Police said Harris continued westbound on I-20 to the State Street exit in Jackson. According to investigators, Harris took the exit too fast and hit the concrete barriers on the loop severely damaging the car with at least one tire blowing out. He continued down State Street to the intersection of Silas Brown Street where he struck a pole.
Police said Harris jumped out and ran but was soon apprehended by Pearl officers. A female passenger also jumped out of the car but was quickly taken into custody and cited for disobeying officers.
Harris has been charged with reckless driving, no license plate and felony fleeing. He was transported to the Rankin County Detention Center Sunday evening.
There were no injuries, and no other vehicles were damaged.