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Man Behind Bars After Late Night Police Chase Ends in a Crash

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A man is in jail after leading police on a late-night chase through Yakima and Union Gap.

It started at 1:30 Wednesday morning, when a Union Gap officer attempted to pull over a black Honda, but the car sped off.

The chase lasted 20 minutes and reached speeds of 100 miles an hour at times.

The driver eventually crashed his car near 52nd Avenue and Washington.

We received several Facebook posts from viewers who wondered why police didn't call off the chase.

Union Gap Police Sergeant Chase Kellogg said making that call depends on the situation.

"The pursuit we had last night or earlier this morning, there were at total of 2 other cars on the road, I believe, during the entire pursuit. There was no imminent danger," Kellogg told us.

Police say the car was stolen. The driver was treated for minor injuries and booked into the Yakima County Jail.

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