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No one hurt in high speed chase in the Smokies

3:19 PM, Nov 2, 2011   |    comments
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A man is facing federal charges after leading rangers on a high speed chase in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Park officials say a ranger spotted a car speeding on Newfound Gap Rd. near the Chimney's picnic area Wednesday morning.  The ranger attempted to pull the vehicle over but the driver refused to stop.

Rangers pursued the driver for about 7 miles, reaching "high speeds" at times.  The chase finally ended at Little River Road when rangers deployed "stop sticks" to disable the vehicle.

The driver was arrested.  He was the only person in the vehicle.  His name has not been released.

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