Troopers chase possible stolen truck for miles

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 12:43 PM

RENTON, Wash. -- Authorities say two people in a stolen pickup truck in Lynnwood led troopers on a miles-long police chase down Interstate 405, dodging spike strips three times before finally being stopped in Renton.

The chase began around 7:20 a.m. Monday after troopers clocked a pickup truck going 78 mph on Interstate 5. The driver refused to stop and troopers ran the license plate and discovered the pickup had been reported stolen.

Trooper Mark Francis says several troopers eventually joined in the chase as it went south on I-405, using spike strips at three different location in an attempt to stop the truck. The chase ended up running nearly the entire 30-mile length of the freeway until troopers used a driving maneuver to stop the truck as it drove into Renton. Police arrested the driver and a passenger.

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