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Chase Reached Speeds of 79-MPH

KSAL Staff - April 5, 2016 11:02 am

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A Salina man is arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in a stolen truck.

Monday night around 11:35pm an officer on patrol recognized a reported stolen pickup that was southbound in the 800 block of Broadway.

Moments later the driver led police on a pursuit that reached speeds of 79-mph.

Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that several times during the chase the driver turned off his lights in an effort to elude officers.

Police arrested 24-year-old Jose Perez after the 1994 Nissan truck he was driving high centered in a ditch in the 700 block of Woodward Road. The truck, which was stolen from a home at 1108 Stack over the weekend was towed from the scene.

Police say he had not removed the truck’s Kansas tag but had spray painted the entire vehicle black.

Perez is facing charges of theft, flee and elude, criminal damage to property, reckless driving and driving while suspended.

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