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High-speed chase on I-49 involving dually truck comes to an end south of the Bobby Hopper Tunnel

The pursuit ended south of the Bobby Hopper Tunnel near Mountainburg, where police put out a spike strip to stop the driver in a white dually truck.

MOUNTAINBURG, Ark. — A driver in a white dually truck sent local police on a high-speed chase along I-49 Wednesday morning.  

The chase began south of Fayetteville when an Arkansas State Police trooper attempted to pull over the driver for a traffic violation.   

The truck sped off on I-49, reaching speeds of over 100 mph, authorities involved in the chase told 5NEWS. 

The pursuit ended south of the Bobby Hopper Tunnel near Mountainburg, where police put out a spike strip. 

The driver was taken into custody. 5NEWS is still working to identify the suspect. Pictures from the scene show a female being arrested. 


Check back for updates to this developing story.

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