Posted on Thursday June 27, 2019
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
Public Information Officer
June 27, 2019
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, at approximately 12:05 a.m., Matthews officers responded to the Matthews Corners Shopping Center located at 2314 Matthews Township Pkwy. regarding a traffic crash. Upon their arrival, they discovered a pickup truck with a male driver that had crashed into a tree at the entrance of the shopping center. During this investigation, officers received information that a pickup truck and driver fitting this same description had recently fled the scene of a traffic stop conducted by officers of the Mint Hill Police Department. The driver was identified as Mr. Blake Ryan Lubbers (DOB – 12/15/1995) of Mint Hill, N.C., charged with Driving While Impaired by Mint Hill Police and transported to CMC Main with non-life-threatening injuries. Matthews officers were not involved in any pursuit of this vehicle.