Suspects Lead Local Officers On High-Speed Chase

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BELTON (December 5, 2013) Officers from several agencies were involved Thursday in a high-speed chase that stretched from just east of Temple through Nolanville before it finally ended after spike-strips were deployed

The driver was wanted in connection with a narcotics case in Temple where policed saw the SUV leaving the Barrington Apartments at 401 SW HK Dodgen Loop.

Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped south on Lowe’s Drive, east on Marlanwood and then headed south in the northbound lanes of South 5th Street at an estimated speed of 80 miles per hour, authorities said.

For safety reasons including the proximity of a school, Temple police ended their pursuit and issued an alert to area agencies to be on the lookout for the SUV.

A Department of Public Safety trooper spotted the SUV east of Temple on Highway 93 and attempted to pull it over, but the driver sped off.

Ultimately DPS troopers, Nolanville and Killeen police, and Bell County sheriff's deputies were involved in the pursuit, which reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.

The spike strips were used after the driver turned west onto Farm-to-Market 439 and headed toward Killeen.

The pursuit ended behind the Cefco Store on Main Street in Nolanville.

Two men who were in the vehicle were taken into custody at the scene.

No injuries were reported.