90 Mile High Speed Chase

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 90 miles on Interstate 80. The episode began Tuesday morning when a Trooper stopped a SUV for exceeding the speed limit about 10 miles east of Rawlins. A K-9 team detected the presence of narcotics in the SUV. When the occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two kids, ages seven and two inside. The pursuit lasted 91 mile at speeds up to 110 MPH until the SUV ran out of gas about 30 miles east of Rock Springs. The driver then ran from his vehicle but was caught a short distance away by officers. The driver has been identified as 33-year-old Marsing, Idaho resident Jason Carr. Carr is facing numerous charges and is currently booked into the Carbon County Jail. The two juveniles were taken into protective custody by the Department of Family Services out of Sweetwater County. Suspected Methamphetamine and other drug contraband were located within the vehicle.

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