High Speed Chase Involved Drug Trafficking

High Speed Chase Involved Drug Trafficking

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First responders load one of the suspects into an ambulance early this morning after they lost control of their red Chevy Cobalt while fleeing from police, flipping it at mile marker 34 along Interstate 65 North around 9:30.

It all began at I-10 and McDonald Road when a Sheriff’s Deputy saw the Chevy Cobalt weaving in and out of traffic at a high speed. And when the car refused to pull over when the deputy put on lights and sirens, the chase was on.

The chase was widespread, spanning two counties. The car was a rental, from Gwinnett County, which lies right outside Atlanta, Georgia. Deputies have pieced most of the story together, but the suspects, who are being treated at USA Medical are giving authorities trouble.

Both the passenger and the driver have both given us false information as to their true identities,” says Sgt. Joe Mahoney with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.

Maxing out at speeds over 100 miles an hour, authorities say the car sped over the Dolly Parton Bridge, tossing several plastic bags full of drugs out the window as they went along. The suspects were also hiding a gun, more drugs and a cigarette carton full of prepaid credit cards.

I-10 and I-65 is a known pipeline for drug traffickers. That's why we have cars on the interstate trying to intercept this as it comes through,” adds Mahoney.

Neither of the suspects was carrying any kind of identification, so it's difficult to know what kind of rap sheet these two men may have. Authorities tell us they think they have the suspect's names now, but are making sure before they release them.

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