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UPDATE: 4 in custody after high speed chase across two counties

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UPDATE: 4 people are in custody after a high speed chase spanning across two counties.

Police deployed spike strips.

Stay with WOAY News for further updates.

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MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Multiple police agencies are currently pursuing a high speed chase on I-77.

According to officials, a police pursuit started in Athens and continued up I-77 towards Beckley.

The driver of the car has hit and stuck several police cruisers. The driver is weaving in and out of traffic, going at speeds up 80 mph.

State police is assisting multiple city police and deputies.

Mercer, Raleigh, and Wyoming Counties have law enforcement on standby.

Officials are trying to use spike strips but unsuccessful at this time.

Stay with WOAY for further updates on this developing story.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. He was promoted to this job in Mid-November. He still will fill in on weather from time to time. You can Follow Tyler on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email him at tbarker@woay.com


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