2 jailed after traffic stop, high speed chase

By The Associated Press

TERRY, Miss. (AP) — A routine traffic stop in Copiah County turned into far more than the driver bargained for.

WLBT TV reports (http://bit.ly/s7vqP6 ) a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle in Crystal Springs Monday for reckless driving.

Without stopping, a passenger bailed out of the car and the driver began a high speed getaway with the trooper close behind.

The chase reached speeds as high as 110 mph.

It ended when the driver took the Terry exit on Interstate 55 in Hinds County. He finally ended up stuck on a dead end road.

The driver took off on foot but was caught a short time later by the Terry police chief.

Both the driver and passenger are in the Copiah County Jail facing a number of charges.