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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:


  • Felony Fleeing to Elude Arrest;
  • Driving While Impaired;
  • Driving with a Revoked Driver’s License;
  • Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit;
  • Careless and Reckless Driving;
  • Stop Sign Violation;
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Open Container of Alcohol.


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.