FL man charged after highspeed chase ends in Montgomery

FL man charged after highspeed chase ends in Montgomery
(Source: Montgomery County Detention Center)
(Source: Montgomery County Detention Center)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Michael Clarke McRae, 51 of Crestview, FL, has been charged with numerous offenses, including attempting to elude, following a chase that started on Interstate 65 in north Montgomery County, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Officials.

ALEA officials say along with the attempting to elude charge, McRae is also charged with reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple traffic citations.

The pursuit started Friday afternoon on I-65 near the Elmore-Montgomery county line around 12:30 p.m. when a state trooper tried to stop a Ford Excursion for a traffic violation, officials say.

According to court documents, McRae failed to stop for the trooper and continued driving, passing four vehicles on the shoulder. He then got off at I-65 onto Day street where he continued until reaching U.S. 31 North.

McRae then traveled into Elmore and Autauga counties before turning around and heading back south onto U.S. 31, towards Montgomery Co. While in Montgomery, McRae failed to stop and continued to pass other vehicles on the shoulder, running vehicles off the road.

McRae was finally stopped after hitting a fence near Fitzpatrick Avenue and Wilbanks Street in west Montgomery

Damage was caused to three state vehicles, another vehicle on the highway and a fence/gate to a private business. No one was injured during the pursuit.

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