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Incident began in McIntosh County

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POSTED: August 22, 2013 7:14 p.m.
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Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Sasha Krumnow on Thursday employed a pit maneuver to stop a high-speed chase initiated in McIntosh County by the driver of this Hyundai.

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A Liberty County Sheriff’s Office deputy Thursday employed a pit maneuver and ended a high-speed chase that began just after 3 p.m. in McIntosh County, according to McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy William Jennings.

The chase began after the McIntosh 911 center issued a "be on the lookout" alert for a suspect reportedly connected to a clothing shoplifting incident at the outlet mall at exit 49 on Interstate 95.

A deputy patrolling I-95 spotted a late-model Hyundai that fit the description of the shoplifting suspect’s vehicle. The deputy tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver refused to pull over. The McIntosh deputy pursued the Hyundai into Liberty County, where Deputy Sasha Krumnow picked up the chase. Three McIntosh County deputies drove behind Krumnow, according to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Capt. David Edwards,.

The chase continued onto Highway 84 west into Midway. The driver made a right turn onto Highway 17, passing traffic and a school bus at speeds of up to 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. Krumnow, who said he saw the potential for an accident, initiated a pit maneuver to stop the driver of the Hyundai, which contained three other passengers. Krumnow struck the vehicle in left rear, sending it into a ditch near Luke Road. The occupants were arrested without incident and taken the McIntosh County jail.

Edwards said the Hyundai was rented yesterday from a Garden City facility.


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