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Bozeman man recounts watching high-speed chase end by his home

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jun 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-24 19:20:48-04

BOZEMAN – Cars whizzing by is a sound Andy Santiago is used to, but what he heard Thursday night was different.

“I heard sirens and then I heard screeching, and then literally I just turned my head and I saw him zooming down the driveway,” Santiago said.

Police identified the man fleeing from them as 25-year old Ryan Broadbrooks. Court documents say he led officers on a high-speed chase, at times going 100 miles per hour.

Broadbrooks reportedly got off I-90 and onto Valley Center Drive. A security camera outside Santiago’s home and business captured the silver Taurus just before it turned to avoid a roadblock set up by officers.

Santiago says his family was watching from the kitchen window.

"You can see how fast he was going looking at the mud on that Subaru,” he said.

The mud was thick, but it didn’t stop the driver, even in a sedan with 2 wheel drive. He tore through the field and almost made it to the highway.

"When he jumped out, it was scary. It was like, ‘what is this guy gonna do?’," Santiago said.

Officers say Broadbrooks put his hands up and they took him into custody — a fast but frightful event for Santiago and his family.

Records show Broadbrooks has convictions from 2016 for criminal possession of dangerous drugs in Yellowstone County and a 2012 burglary in Phillips County.

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