2 in custody after high speed chase on I-75 ends in Lenox

2 in custody after high speed chase on I-75 ends in Lenox
(Source: WALB)

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Two men are in custody after leading South Georgia law enforcement on a 38 mile chase up I-75 at speeds of up to 131 miles per hour Monday night.

Law enforcement officers are searching along the interstate, looking for contraband that was thrown out of the car that was running from officers.

Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk said the chase started as deputies attempted to pull over a BMW sports sedan at the 11-mile marker in Lowndes County.

Paulk said the men started throwing contraband out the windows of the car around the 20-mile marker.

The chase went at speeds of 114 to 131 miles per hour.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol and Cook County Sheriff's Office worked together, ending the chase when spike strips punctured a tire on the BMW at Exit 49 in Lenox.

Paulk said a 38-year-old man with a Tennessee driver's license was driving, while a 28-year-old man with a Mexican passport was the passenger.

Both men are on their way back to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, while officers continue to search the Interstate.

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