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High-speed chase suspect faces multiple charges

By Faith Smith, KECI Reporter, fcronin@keci.com
Published On: Jan 16 2013 10:17:40 PM MST
High-speed chase suspect faces multiple charges
MISSOULA, Mont. -

The man accused of stealing a vehicle and leading police and deputies on a high-speed chase Tuesday appeared in court Wednesday.   

The chase began around 8 a.m. in Cascade County, when a drunk driver was reported running others off the road and then continued down Highway 200.

The suspect, Michael McVey of Great Falls, appeared in court where prosecutors charged him with two felonies and four misdemeanors. 

Court documents say McVey admitted to traveling at speeds up to 130 mph and he is accused of running the Cascade County sheriff off the road. 

According to court documents the chase continued through three Montana counties. 

After eluding law enforcement in Cascade County McVey allegedly headed southwest towards Missoula.  Two hours later Montana Highway Patrol spotted McVey and set up a tack strip at mile marker seven near Bonner, but they were still unable to catch the suspect.

McVey allegedly drove into Missoula and sped through stop signs headed southwest on Wyoming. The chase ended when the suspect crashed into another car while turning south onto Curtis Road.

The stolen vehicle suffered major front end damage.

McVey’s bond has been set at $50,000; he’s expected to be in court later this month.