High Speed Chase Through Three States Ends this Morning in Clay County

DECEMBER 30, 2005 - Posted at 12:41 p.m. CST

PIGGOTT, AR - A man led authorities on a high speed chase through three states this morning after he was pulled over in west Tennessee for speeding, and then fled.

Tennessee Highway Patrol dispatcher Penny Roser said the chase began in Dyersburg around 7:45 a.m., when a THP trooper stopped the man for speeding near mile-marker 13 on Interstate-155.

Roser said as the trooper got out of his car, the driver sped away into the opposite direction of traffic.

Authorities chased the man through west Tennessee and into and through part of the Missouri Bootheel, before sheriff's deputies in Clay County deployed metal strips that deflated the driver's tires near Piggott.

Roser said no one was injured during the case.  Authorities have not yet identified the man, who is being held in the Clay County Jail.

K8 News has a crew at the scene and will have a full report tonight at six.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)