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Driver takes police on 80 mph chase through city streets

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Big events can happen on a much smaller scale.

This has held true for many legal activities, and now even an illegal one can hold this claim. Last Sunday many residents were taken aback by a car chase that lasted four minutes and spanned more than two miles.

Officers are "confident" that they know who the driver of said car was, said City Police Chief Terry Harrison, but are hesitant to release names until a warrant is served. The car itself was improperly registered.

The driver was said to be in his late 20s, his passenger in the late teens.

The chase, which started in the area of the Kroger parking lot, ended on Harrison Street. An officer identified the driver, who "was not supposed to be driving," according to Harrison, and pulled up behind him. The driver then left at a high rate of speed, ignoring stop signs and driving very recklessly. An officer at the scene said the car reached speeds of up to 80 mph on city streets.

Eventually the two got enough of a lead on the police that they could stop their car in the middle of the road and escape, leaving the doors open and the car running.

"He knew he wasn't supposed to be driving," Harrison said. "Sometimes desperate people take desperate measures."

Harrison said that once a report was typed the police would try to obtain a warrant on the driver. Anyone with information can call the Brazil City Police at 446-2211.

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