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Police arrest man accused in 100 mph chase with city officers

March 15, 2019 News Extra

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Jamie C. Wright, 43

A high-speed chase with police in and out of Butler landed a man behind bars on $100,000 bail.

The Wednesday afternoon pursuit, which hit speeds around 100 mph, became so dangerous to other motorists, authorities said, that police had to call it off.

Jamie C. Wright, 43, who has no known address, allegedly got away — but not for long. Police arrested him the next day.

He was nabbed around 12:20 p.m. Thursday after an officer spotted him going into a Butler pizza shop.

District Judge William Fullerton later arraigned him on a felony charge of fleeing or attempting to elude police and several traffic violations, including driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and driving with suspended registration.

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