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2 arrested following pursuit in Flathead, Lake counties

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Mar 02, 2022

KALISPELL — Two people were arrested following an early Wednesday morning pursuit in northwest Montana.

According to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 1 a.m., deputies assisted law enforcement from Lake County with a vehicle pursuit on Highway 35.

The incident began when law enforcement attempted to stop the driver of a car that had been stolen in Polson.

The driver refused to stop and was pursued north of Montana Highway 35 into Flathead County.

A Flathead County deputy used stop sticks that disabled the car at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 83 intersection in Bigfork.

A male passenger and female driver fled briefly on foot but were quickly arrested by Flathead County deputies, according to a news release.

The suspects were turned over to Lake County authorities.