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Two Arrested Following High Speed Chase Spanning Two Counties

Reported: Mar. 31, 2014 3:55 AM EDT
Updated: Mar. 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT
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ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (Katelyn Sykes, Jeff Morris) -- Putnam County deputies said two people face drug charges after a high speed chase that spanned two counties.

Police said they cornered the stolen vehicle on Holly Street in St. Albans and the driver, Joseph Fowler III, jumped out while the car was still moving. He ran for a short distance before police caught him. The vehicle traveled about 75 feet before coming to a stop. Inside the vehicle was Carrie Cunningham.

Fowler and Cunningham are facing drug charges after police said methamphetamine was found inside the car. Both were being held Monday in the Western Regional Jail.




ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (Katelyn Sykes) -- The Putnam County Sheriff's Department said it has arrested two people following a high speed chase spanning two counties.

The driver, Joseph Fowler III is charged with possession with intent to deliver meth, possession of a stolen vehicle and numerous traffic violations. His passenger, Carrie Cunningham, is charged with possession of meth.

Both will be taken to jail once they're arraigned.




ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (Katelyn Sykes) -- A high speed chase spanned two counties and ended in an arrest, early Monday morning.

It all started about 3 a.m. in Putnam County when 911 dispatchers said sheriff's deputies attempted to stop a vehicle in Hurricane. That's when the driver sped off and a pursuit ensued.

911 dispatchers said the driver topped speeds of 100 mph during the chase.

Deputies followed him along Route. 60 into Kanawha County and he was eventually stopped on Holly Street in St. Albans. The driver has been arrested. No word on what charges he is facing at this time, or what he was initially being stopped for.

Police from St. Albans, Nitro, Hurricane and deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office assisted in the pursuit.



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