Vehicle leads deputy on high-speed chase into Waitsburg

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WAITSBURG -- A Walla Walla County sheriff's deputy pursued a stolen vehicle at speeds over 80 mph Monday.

The vehicle was observed by the deputy at a residence in the 100 block of Murphy Street. The vehicle was driven away, and traveled north on Taggert Road to Mill Race Road, then crossed U.S. Highway 12 on Gallagher Road, then sped back to Waitsburg. Drivers on Preston Avenue were forced to pull over to avoid the speeding vehicle, according to a report from the Sheriff's Office.

The deputy lost the vehicle in town. It was later found parked and unoccupied in the 300 block of west Eighth Street.

The owner claimed the vehicle, but the driver had not been located when the police report was filed.

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