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Local man booked on two felony charges

High speed car chase leads to arrest

CLARKSTON – Mikey Taylor, 19, of Clarkston, has been arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for taking a vehicle without permission and attempting to elude a police vehicle.

Reports say that on Wednesday, April 17, at approximately 9:27 a.m., a black Chevy pickup was traveling 85 mph southbound along State Route (SR) 195 at Milepost 58.

Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper James Retzner states that he signaled to the vehicle; however, upon signaling, the vehicle began to speed upwards of 122 mph.

“My communication center advised the vehicle was stolen, and I asked my supervision for...


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