Driver arrested in ER crash
High Point Police have arrested a man who drove into the emergency room and caused an estimated $75,000 worth of damage.
Lynn Christopher Baskins, 27, of High Point, was arrested Sunday and charged with DWI, felony speeding to elude, driving with license revoked, careless and reckless driving and a hit and run.
Officers spotted Baskins driving the wrong way on College Drive, heading towards Green Street, at 3:23 a.m. on Sunday morning, according to the police report.
Police tried to stop Baskins but he continued speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road, according to the report.
“If the pursuit at anytime gets to a point where public safety outweighs the need to capture the violator, we are going to terminate the pursuit,” said Capt. Mike Kirk. “I think that this was initially a slow sped pursuit, at some point in time, he speed up and the watch commander immediately terminated that.”
Kirk said Baskins continued toward N. Main Street and turned toward High Point Regional Health System and drove into the emergency room entrance.
High Point Police said that no one was injured.
Baskins was placed in the Guilford County Jail under a $20,000 bond.
— Chanel Davis