Folklore

Driver shoots at Troopers, leads them on high-speed chase on I-65

Published 5:16pm Thursday, August 14, 2014

Alabama State Troopers had to dodge gun fire from a person a Trooper tried to stop for speeding on Interstate 65 near the 184 mile marker, which is just south of the Pine Level exit, in Autauga County Thursday afternoon.

The Troopers’ press release indicates the person was doing 91 mph in a 70. The driver of the vehicle then attempted to elude the Trooper and fired gunshots at him during the pursuit just after 2 p.m.

Troopers laid out spike strips to slow the vehicle and eventually caught up to it around the 195 mile marker in Chilton County. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot, but was apprehended.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident and will report its findings to the district attorney.

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