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Driver flees 91 miles at up to 110 mph from Wyoming traffic stop with children in vehicle

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Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 91 miles and reached speeds of 110 mph. Two children were in the vehicle and drugs were found when the chase ended.

On Tuesday at about 9 a.m. a trooper saw a 2017 Ford Explorer speeding 91 mph in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 80. The trooper stopped the vehicle at milepost 224, according to a patrol press release.

The trooper said he developed reasonable suspicion during the stop to request a K-9 team from the sheriff's office to respond. The deputy's K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.

When troopers tried to get the occupants out of the Explorer to conduct a search, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two children, ages 7 and 2, still in the vehicle.

Speeds were in excess of 110 mph several times throughout the pursuit, which lasted 91 miles before the Explorer ran out of gas around milepost 133.

The driver got out and was apprehended after a short foot chase. Suspected methamphetamine and other drug contraband were found in the vehicle. 

The driver was identified as 33-year-old Marsing, Idaho resident Jason Carr. He is facing several criminal charges and was being held in the county jail.

The children were taken into protective custody by the Department of Family Services.

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