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3 in custody after high-speed chase in Douglas County

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Updated: 1/09 8:16 am
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- Douglas County Sheriff’s investigators have three people in custody after a high-speed chase on I-20.

The crash ended near I-20 westbound, not far from Liberty Road in Douglas County.

The chase, which caused an accident on I-20 westbound past Highway 92, shut down several lanes Wednesday afternoon.

The three suspects, whose names were not released, are accused of an armed robbery at the AT&T store on Thornton Road that started the chain of events Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Douglasville police, sheriff’s deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers assisted in the chase westbound on I-20, Miller said. During the chase, one deputy was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer, damaging the patrol car, he said. Three other patrol cars were damaged when the chase ended with a crash.

Further westbound on I-20, police used a maneuver to stop the suspects’ vehicle, causing it to crash, and the trio started running into nearby woods, Miller said. With the help of police dogs, the three suspects were soon taken into custody, police said.

Lanes in both directions of I-20 were temporarily blocked during the investigation, creating traffic backups.

Video: WSB-TV Atlanta
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