A 19-year-old Memphis driver went live on Facebook and streamed himself fleeing from officers during a high-speed pursuit.
Memphis police spotted a Hyundai Sonata speeding down I-240 Monday morning around 2 a.m. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, however; the driver, Marquese Neely, continued driving at a high rate of speed.
Officers began a vehicle pursuit and followed Neely for miles. According to a police affidavit, Neely reached speeds of 130 m.p.h.
During the chase, Neely took to Facebook and live-streamed himself evading police. A police helicopter that was being used to track his vehicle during the pursuit was also shown during his live video.
Neely was followed to a neighborhood in Cordova where the chase ended and was arrested at a home without further incident.
Officers found bullets on Neely at the time of his arrest and a Glock 17 Gen 5 gun was located under the driver’s seat of his car.
He was charged with intentionally evading arrest in an automobile, unlawful possession of a weapon, reckless driving, and speeding.