I-85 High Speed Chase Suspect Cuts IV, Escapes Hospital

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CHARLOTTE, NC – Troopers say 28-year-old Joanquil Thompson was unconscious at CMC Main when they left to get paperwork.
That’s when he cut his IV and escaped.
It all started as a high speed chase on Interstate 85 near Beatties Ford Road.
North Carolina Highway Patrol clocked Thompson going 92 in a 60 mile per hour zone. The chase eventually led to Wilkinson Boulevard near Remount Road where troopers tried a pit maneuver and Thompson crashed his car into a pole.
He then took off on foot and was tased.
That’s when they took him to CMC Main.
Tonight.. troopers are still on the hunt for him.