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Man in custody after high-speed pursuit in Missoula County

The Idaho vehicle failed to stop at 20 miles over the limit
Posted at 1:23 PM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-30 19:27:25-04

MISSOULA — One man is in custody after a high-speed pursuit that ended in Bonner Sunday morning, according to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Alex Hiday.

A pursuit was initiated by Montana Highway Patrol after a vehicle failed to stop for an officer and was going 20 miles over the posted speed limit. The pursuit took about an hour and ended in Bonner around 11:00 a.m. with assistance from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.

The vehicle was licensed out of Idaho, and the driver was allegedly on his way to Idaho when he was pulled over. The suspect is currently booked at the Missoula County Detention Facility.

A Facebook post for the Missoula County Sheriff's Office states the pursuit began near Clearwater, where the man was driving a gray BMW going 130 miles per hour. On multiple occasions, it was reported he drove head on into oncoming traffic.

A deputy observed a near head-on collision near mile marker 5 on Highway 200 during the pursuit. They ask if you witnessed, were almost hit, or have any other information on the incident to call Trooper Hiday at 406-670-0356.