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Evansville man arrested after highway chase

Courtesy of the Wyoming Highway Patrol

CASPER, Wyo. — An Evansville, Wyoming resident, is in custody following a pursuit that took place Monday, February 17th, 2020.

According to officials from the Wyoming Highway Patrol the pursuit started south of Casper, Wyoming, on Interstate 25.

Late Monday night, WHP Troopers say they were notified of a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 25. Troopers were able to locate and attempted to stop the vehicle south of Casper, Wyoming.

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The driver reportedly failed to stop for troopers and fled north towards Casper. The vehicle continued to drive on the wrong side of the interstate at speeds of over 100 mph, driving head-on towards other motorists.

“Due to the extreme danger to other motorists, troopers attempted a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) maneuver to stop the suspect’s vehicle,” a WHP statement said Wednesday. “The vehicle was successfully disabled, and the driver was taken into custody without further incident north of Casper, Wyoming. The pursuit lasted around 10 miles in very dense fog.”

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 39-year-old Evansville, Wyoming resident Jason M. Haught. Haught was charged with reckless driving, fleeing to elude, driving while under the influence, and other traffic-related offenses.

Haught was booked into the Natrona County Detention Center.

Natrona County Sheriff’s Office and the Casper Police Department assisted the patrol with this event.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office. Information is provided by the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office.