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High speed chase ends in arrest

A high speed chase ended in an arrest Wednesday in Valley, Ala.

At approximately 10:54 a.m. the Valley 911 received a call from the Lee County Sheriff's office in reference to a vehicle pursuit northbound on Interstate 185 in Opelika, Ala.

The Lee County deputies were pursuing the vehicle, a 1998 Mercury following a domestic disturbance where it was discovered that the man, Edward Andrew Crabb Jr., 41, of Camp Hill, Ala., was wanted on a felony warrant for possession of cocaine in Tallapoosa County, Ala. During his attempt to avoid arrest, the suspect nearly ran over an Opelika police officer.

Valley police placed "spike strips" near the Exit 77 interchange. As Crabb passed the Lee/Chambers County line, he exited at the Milepost 70 interchange then re-entered the Interstate.

His car was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour.

Crabb continued north on the roadway in Valley and struck two sets of spikes near the King Ford exit. The driver lost control of his car and slid into a ditch near the Alabama Welcome Center.

Crabb fled into the woods on foot and was quickly captured.

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