Police: Man leads officers on 50-mile chase just for fun

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a Washington state man led police on a chase across two counties because he was bored.

The News Tribune reports that the 30-year-old man had no warrants or prior convictions and had a valid driver’s license when he took off through an intersection near Olympia late Saturday.

After burning rubber, a sheriff’s deputy tried to pull him over but the suspect did not comply.

The pursuit lasted for more than an hour and crossed two counties and 49 miles before the suspect hit a fence and was apprehended. Sheriff’s officials say there was no evidence that the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Sgt. Dave Odegaard says the man appears to have instigated the pursuit for fun. The suspect has been charged with three counts of attempting to elude a police vehicle.


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