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Beckley car chase results in arrest

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Around noon on Saturday, Officer Smith with the Beckley Police Department pursued a speeder who didn't want to stop. 

"I saw the black H3 going down Eward Avenue and he was going over the speed limit so I initiated a traffic stop and he didn't want to stop so he took off and turned onto Byrd nearly causing an accident. Then luckily, he was hemmed in at the red light right there at North Kanawha and Byrd," Officer Smith said.

The chase resulted in the Arrest of Ryan Durgan of Beckley. He was charged with fleeing from an officer and driving with a suspended licence. 

Officer Smith also said he has 5 warrants out for his arrest and was taken to Southern Regional Jail shortly after the arrest.