Man leads cops on high-speed chase from Tumwater to Pierce County (and back) due to boredom

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a Thurston County man lead police on a chase across two counties because he was bored.

The News Tribune reports that the 30-year-old man had no warrants or prior convictions and had a valid driver’s license when he took off through an intersection on Saturday. After burning rubber, a sheriff’s deputy tried to pull him over. The suspect did not comply.

The pursuit lasted for more than an hour and crossed two counties and 49 miles before the suspect hit a fence and was apprehended. Sheriff’s officials say there was no evidence that the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Sgt. Dave Odegaard says the man appears to have instigated the pursuit for fun. The suspect has been charged with three counts of attempting to elude a police vehicle.