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High-speed chase ends in Libby on Wednesday

by The Western News
| December 2, 2011 2:59 PM

High-speed car chase, beginning in the state

of Washington, involving two juveniles and a stolen Ford Taurus

ends in a foot pursuit in Libby in the early hours of the morning

on Thursday.

The teens traveled from Washington to Boundary

County in northern Idaho before Boundary County officials began a

pursuit.

The chase continued across the Idaho and

Montana border on Highway 2. The Troy Police Department attempted

to stop the driver with “stop sticks” to puncture the tires.

However, two deflated tires were not enough to stop the driver who

continued driving on Highway 2 toward Libby.

Troy Police Chief Bob McLeod radioed the Libby

dispatch to notify them of the situation. Shortly after midnight,

Sheriff’s Deputy and Libby Police Department deployed stop sticks

at the west end of town. The driver turned at California Avenue and

the car collided with a pole in a local convenience store parking

lot.

The juveniles exited the vehicle to lead

officers in a foot pursuit, ending near the Dome Theater.

The juveniles were transported to the

detention facility in Troy. Possible felony charges are pending.