A high-speed pursuit from Kalama to Vancouver that reached 100 mph ended with two arrests early Monday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.
At 12:45 a.m., a trooper saw a silver 2010 Jeep Wrangler with an obstructed license plate on Interstate 5 swerving between lanes as it traveled south from Kalama and Woodland, said trooper Will Finn.
The Jeep fled when another trooper tried to stop it, according to Finn. The 20-minute pursuit hit speeds between 80 and 100 mph.
Finn said the Jeep finally stopped near the 39th Street overpass in Vancouver after Clark County sheriff’s deputies threw spike strips onto I-5.
The driver, Michael E. Humphrey, 43, was arrested at 1:06 a.m. on suspicion of eluding officers and driving with a suspended license, according to Finn. His passenger, Jennifer V. Nguyen, 28, of Vancouver was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Both were booked into the Clark County Jail.
Deputies later confirmed that the Jeep was stolen from Beaverton, Ore., and seized burglary tools, drug paraphernalia and about $3,000 in cash, Finn said. The investigation into the stolen car and seized items is ongoing.