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Multi-county pursuit ends in Morgan

Special to the Enquirer  

One man is under arrest following a multi-agency, mulit-county car chase Dec. 20. 

Donald Jay Vinet Jr., 24, of Ward, was charged with speeding, attempting to elude law enforcement and reckless driving. Vinet was transported to the Jefferson County Jail, where he is incarcerated.  

A female occupant was taken into custody and later released.   

Just after 5 p.m. Dec. 20, the pursuit began when an ALEA trooper attempted to stop a 2004 Toyota Avalon for speeding on Interstate 65 northbound, near the 277mile marker in Jefferson County.    

According to authorities, the Avalon attempted to elude the ALEA trooper with speeds reaching up to 115 miles per hour, entering Blount County.  

The vehicle continued into Cullman County, where Cullman County deputies spiked the Avalon’s tires at the 310mile marker. The vehicle continued into Morgan County, where the driver was apprehended near the 329mile marker.   

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Falkville Police Department, Hartselle Police Department and Priceville Police Department all assisted in the pursuit and capture.  

Nothing further is available as the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division continues to investigate.

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