Boone, NC – On July 29, 2018, at approximately 3:52 PM, Boone Police attempted to stop a vehicle that was driving in a reckless manner through an accident scene on NC Highway 105. The vehicle fled out the NC 105 Bypass leading officers on a chase over backroads through Valle Crucis ending on Watauga River Road where the vehicle pulled over.
Norman Charles Simmons, White, Male, 55 years-of-age, of Laurel Fork Road, Boone, NC, was arrested and charged with the following offenses:
Mr. Simmons was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate where a $6,500 secured bond was set pending an August 27, 2018, appearance in District Court. The vehicle Mr. Simmons was driving was seized due to a current Driving While Impaired Suspension. Two passengers in the vehicle were not charged.
Boone Police were assisted by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office during this incident.