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Two people led authorities on a high-speed, 30 mile pursuit that ended with damage to four Sheriff's Office vehicles and created two additional wrecks all while a child was present in the vehicle.
Officials with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office said a deputy had attempted to pull a car over for a minor traffic violation. The driver pulled over, then sped off. The officer did not pursue the vehicle but issued an ‘attempt to locate’ call for other agencies and officers to be aware of the vehicle.
Shortly after 8 p.m. a Claremont police officer spotted the Nissan Maxima in question at the Claremont exit of I-40 and began the pursuit, according to police records.
As the cars left Claremont, Catawba Sheriff's deputies joined the chase and the Claremont officer stopped his pursuit.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.