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Man leads Lowndes deputies on high speed chase

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A Florida man is in custody and will face a judge Thursday afternoon after Lowndes County deputies said he led them on an Interstate chase exceeding speeds of 100 miles per hour.  

Jorge Jiminez, 20, has been charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, window tint violation, and interference with government property.  

According to a report, a Lowndes County deputy pulled Jiminez over on Interstate 75 North due to a window tint violation.  

The deputy then learned that Jiminez was wanted in Lee County, Florida and asked him to step out of the car.   But instead, officials said Jiminez sped away, leading deputies on a pursuit exceeding speeds of 100 miles per hour.  

Georgia State Patrol troopers and Cook County Sheriff's deputies assisted in the pursuit.   Jiminez was finally stopped and arrested when he hit a patrol vehicle and crashed near mile marker 42.  

A passenger was with Jiminez at the time, but has been released with no charges.

 

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