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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Car chase speeds away on backroads

Investigation being led by Garfield’s City Marshall


GARFIELD — A car chase involving a Blue Kia Optima sped away on the back roads at 8:05 a.m. along Farmington Garfield Road and Dry Creek Road on Wednesday, May 10.

The incident started when Joe Handley, Garfield City Marshall, received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway near town.

“The vehicle took off on me and was traveling around 50 mph on a gravel road,” said Handley.

He reports that after the vehicle failed to yield to his lights, the vehicle traveled along another roadway faster and recklessly. Handley initiated the pursuit after observing the...

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