Brewton man leads troopers on 50-mile pursuit; runs out of gas
Published 4:30 pm Monday, February 26, 2018
A Brewton man led state troopers on a 50-mile chase before running out of gas over the weekend.
ALEA officials confirmed that 33-year-old Michael Lawrence of Brewton was arrested Friday night after the chase.
ALEA Spokesperson Lt. Joe Piggott said that law enforcement officials attempted to pull over Lawrence in a 2004 Dodge Durango on Alabama Hwy. 113 after police clocked the vehicle traveling 95 mph in a 65-mph speed zone.
The chase began just after 6:30 p.m., on Friday, and went on for some 50 miles and reached speeds of 100 mph.
The chase ended when Lawrence’s vehicle ran out of gas on I-65 at mile marker 21.
He was charged with attempting to elude and several other traffic violations.