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Man leads Laurel Police on high-speed chase

Edward L. Dennis Edward L. Dennis

On Thursday officers of the Laurel Police Department were conducting a safety checkpoint at Hwy 15 North and 12th Street when they observed a black Nissan Altima approaching the checkpoint. 

Officers said the lights of the vehicle suddenly turned off and the driver made a U-turn,. The car then accelerated at a high rate of speed attempting to leave the area. 

Officers went on a pursuit finally getting the vehicle to stop at 6th Street and 4th Avenue. 

Edward L. Dennis, 25, was arrested at the scene. 

Dennis faces one count of felony fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle. He will have his initial appearance in Laurel Municipal Court Friday. 

Sgt. Michael Reaves is the lead investigator in the case. 

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