Man crashes car into front yard of Havelock police officer

Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 05:10 PM.

Jennifer Conrad said she was behind the vehicle on East Main Street, also turning left into Forest Hill Drive, when she said the Kia took off.

 “I saw him put his vehicle in gear and he just booked,” Conrad said. “He gunned it. He went through the stop sign and before I knew it I seen a trash can going up in the air.”

Conrad’s estimate of Harvey’s speed was between 90 and 95 mph. Jones estimated Harvey’s speed at 70. Havelock police are investigating and have not released an estimated speed at the time of the crash.

After hitting the side of the police officer’s driveway, the dark blue four-door passenger car lurched into the air before coming to rest perpendicular to the street.

“When the car hit that, it went up in the air. It hit that hard,” Jones said.

Conrad stopped, called 9-1-1, and then ran up to the vehicle.

“He tried to start his car up three times to try to leave,” Conrad said. “His comment was ‘I need to get home before they arrest me.’ He was covered in blood.”

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