High speed chase crosses two counties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) -- Authorities say a high speed chase started inside the Capital City and ended in Wetumpka Saturday night.

Montgomery police followed a car down Lower Wetumpka Highway and Highway 231 at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

Authorities tell WSFA 12 News it all started after officers tried to pull over the driver, who may have been involved in a drug deal.

Several agencies assisted in the chase.

About 30 minutes after the chase began, the driver lost control of his car, hit a curb, and was arrested near Walgreens Pharmacy.

Authorities say the driver faces drug related charges and several traffic violations.