2 arrested in connection to police chase where speeds reached over 100 mph

Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 6:40 PM CST
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MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - A blazing-fast police pursuit on Wednesday reached speeds of more than 100 mph and ended about 30 minutes later with two people taken into custody.

Taylor Gage Crawford, 29, of Chunchula, and Evan Jacob Weaver, 28, of Baton Rouge, La., face multiple charges stemming from the chase, which spanned from Semmes to Saraland.

The chase started shortly after 1 p.m. near Blackwell Nursery Road in Semmes after a Mobile Police Department officer spotted a stolen car and the driver fled, authorities said.

Deputies say the two managed to make it through Fairview, Wilmer, and Chunchula.

Mobile County sheriff’s deputies and troopers with the Alabama Department of Law Enforcement Agency joined the pursuit, which ended on Ridge Road near Saraland Fire Station No. 2.

Surveillance video from a gas station on Moffett Road captured the beginning of the chase, with several MPD and MCSO deputies speeding by.

Employees say they could even feel it when it came through.

Crawford is charged with reckless endangerment and two counts of attempt to elude while Weaver faces charges of possession controlled substance and use/possession drug paraphernalia. Both have bond hearings set for Friday.

In addition, Crawford is facing charges from other agencies.


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