Pursuit ends with wrecked Corvette

A New Market man driving a stolen car from Alabama was apprehended by deputies when he wrecked in Lincoln County early Christmas morning.

The pursuit started in Madison County, Ala., when the suspect, Zachary Ray Roland, 29, allegedly stole a 1978 special edition Corvette.

Roland, reportedly driving with several drugs in his system, authorities said, sped across the state line with Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies in pursuit.

“He tried to hit the patrol cars,” said Deputy Mike Pitts. 

Roland wrecked on Huntsville Highway before the South Lincoln Food Mart.

Inside the vehicle, deputies discovered all the chemical components used for making methamphetamine contained in a backpack.

     Roland, of 155 Timberwood Drive, New Market, was charged with a violation of implied consent, three counts of reckless endangerment, a third offense DUI, driving on a revoked license, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, three counts of evading arrest by motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held at the Lincoln County Jail on $218,000 bond.

   Additionally, Madison County Sheriff’s Department had warrants on Roland for other drug charges. 

Deputies Mike Pitts, Lance Jeans, Sgt. Jeff Bradford and State Trooper Aaron Vick were the arresting officers.

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:58 am