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Traffic Violation Leads to Chase, Stolen Truck, and Guns.

A Deputy while on patrol observed the driver of a white Dodge truck commit a traffic offense on Highway 493 north of North Hills Street. The deputy initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of 23rd Ave., and 38th St. The driver then fled at a high rate of speed. The truck struck a stop sign at 37th Ave and four black males then exited the truck and fled. The truck continued a short distance and the driver excited and fled on foot. After investigating, it was determined that the truck had been stolen some time earlier in the night. A handgun with an extended magazine was found in truck. A another pistol was found in a yard close to where the truck stopped after the driver fled. Some additional evidence was located in the truck. Based upon their investigation, deputies were able to locate the person who had rented the truck at local hotel. He was unaware that the vehicle had been stolen. Officers with the Meridian Police Department assisted in the search and investigation. The investigation continues.



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