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Man leads State Patrol on high-speed car chase in Yakima County

Man leads State Patrol on high-speed car chase in Yakima County

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - State troopers have found a pistol, marijuana and meth after a man led troopers on a high-speed chase.

According to court documents, a Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper tried to pull over a car for suspected DUI around 11 p.m., Wednesday.

40-year-old Jesus Bautista refused to stop, leading troopers through the Target parking lot on Fair Avenue and onto I-82 east.

The suspect’s car reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, according to reports.

Three other people were in Bautista’s car, who State Patrol said threw clothes, hub caps and a headset DVD player out of the car window.

The chase ended on Ashue Road in Wapato.

Bautista and a trooper began fighting when Bautista tried to run away. The trooper was still able to arrest Bautista and he was taken to Yakima County Jail.

State Patrol found a pistol, marijuana and meth upon investigation.

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