CONCORD – Deputies are looking for the driver of a stolen car who led officers on a chase from Cabarrus County into Charlotte.
Two passengers were detained and questioned, but were released, according to Cabarrus County deputies.
Deputies said a black 2016 Honda Civic with a 30-day license plate tag that was stolen from Scott Clark Toyota, on Independence Boulevard in Charlotte, was speeding down NC 49 in Cabarrus County around 5 a.m. on Friday.
An officer, who was working on paper work from another case in the area, saw the car going down the road at about 80 mph in a 45 mph zone, deputies said.
Deputies said the officer attempted to stop the speeding car, which pulled over on Central Heights Drive in Concord. However, as the officer got out of the patrol car, the driver of the stolen car took off and led officers on a 15-minute pursuit.
The car came to a stop at a cul de sac on Farm Pond Lane in Charlotte, according to deputies.
Deputies said the passengers were located, but the driver has not been found.
“We spoke with (passengers) and got some information that we are going to be able to try and follow up on and further the investigation and try to identify the driver,” said Capt. Tessa Burchett with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office. “We do have some leads because of the passengers in the car but at this point we don’t have enough to identify the driver.”
The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case.