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High speed chase lands one man in jail

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OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - A high speed chase on a heavily traveled portion of local highway lands one man behind bars tonight.

Alabama State Troopers say 23 year old Robert J. Ray was driving 112 miles per hour on Highway 280 heading westbound Saturday afternoon.

Troopers were notified and they began to pursue the driver. The chase ended in Opelika at the intersection of Columbus Parkway and Fox Run Parkway in Opelika.

Ray is facing the following charges: attempting to elude authorities, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, following too close and changing lanes without proper signal.

He is currently being held in the Lee County Detention Facility.

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