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Driver leads Highway Patrol on I-85 chase

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Troopers say a man in a stolen rental car led them on a high speed chase on Interstate 85 Thursday afternoon.

The Highway Patrol says they tried to pull over the driver of a red Ford Mustang for speeding on Interstate 85 near milemarker 160 in Orange County.

The driver fled, but the chase, which reached speeds of up to 105 mph, ended when he hit stop sticks near the U.S. Highway 70 exit in Durham.

Troopers say over $1,000 in stolen Macy's merchandise was found inside the car.

Authorities haven't released the driver's name.

He faces several felony charges including felony possession of stolen vehicle, felony possession of stolen merchandise, and felony speeding and eluding.

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