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Cruiser damaged in high speed chase

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A Grant County Sheriff’s vehicle received damage after Deputy Mike Wright used the cruiser’s bumper to stop a fleeing suspect on Jan. 19.
According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Wright was assisting officers from Florence and Boone County in the pursuit of a vehicle believed to be involved in the theft of a laptop computer from Best Buy in Florence.
The car, traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, evaded Stop Sticks and continued to run other motorists off the roadway, Dills said.
The chase moved into Grant County on the southbound side of Interstate-75 when Wright hit it with the cruiser.
“This vehicle was running other vehicles off the road and driving reckless,” Dills said. “We wanted to get it off the road before someone was seriously hurt.”
Dills said the vehicle is not registered to the driver. The investigation is continuing.