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2 juveniles caught, 1 at large in I-80 high speed pot bust

Posted at 1:33 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 16:33:56-05

Authorities in northeast Nevada apprehended two juvenile suspects in a car with a large amount of marijuana after a chase on Interstate 80 at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports Carlin police were pursuing a Chevy sedan with a temporary Utah license tag when it attempted to ram a police car and sped east on I-80 near Elko shortly after 2:30 a.m. Monday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol and Elko County sheriff's deputies blocked off the I-80 ramps around Elko and an Elko police patrol car was able to force the fleeing vehicle into a guardrail near Deeth.

Elko Police Lt. Mike Palhegyi says the teenage driver and a teen passenger were apprehended but another passenger fled in the darkness and remains at large.