Missoula Area News

May 29, 2013 11:04 PM by Melissa Rafferty - MTN News

Stolen Missoula vehicle leads to high speed chase

MISSOULA - A suspect who stole a vehicle and lead Missoula County deputies on a high speed chase through Missoula and Lake Counties is in custody. Missoula County Sheriff Office Public Information Officer Paige Pavalone says the man stole a vehicle in the city of Missoula Wednesday afternoon just before 5:00 p.m.

He led city police and county deputies on a high speed pursuit on Highway 10 West to Highway 93 North. Pavalone says at least seven Missoula County Sheriff's deputies chased the suspect. Speeds of the pursuit reached up to over 110 mph at one time.

Pavalone says the suspect drove into on coming traffic on Highway 93 North, nearly causing several crashes. The pursuit was called off because it was too dangerous. Just before 5:30pm Wednesday, Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribal police took the suspect into custody.

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