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Man Who Led Kennewick Police On Chase Possibly Suffers Mental Issues

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A man is in custody after a slow speed chase around 11 a.m. on Thursday. A man is in custody after a slow speed chase around 11 a.m. on Thursday.
KENNEWICK, WA. - A man is in custody after a slow speed chase around 11 a.m. on Thursday .Police

say 55 year-old Manuel Torres Reyes was acting strange as he circled around the Chevron gas station on Vista Way numerous times almost hitting a pedestrian. In a release, Kennewick Police state that no alcohol or drugs were discovered in his system and it's believed he may have mental health issues. 

Once police made it to the scene they chased Reyes all the way down West Kennewick Avenue while he waved his hands out of the car erratically. Luckily, police were able to get in front of him to lay down spike strips.

"They got ahead of him. You just kind of have to guess where the person is going. Luckily this was slow speed so they were able to get way ahead of him and to get way ahead of him and lay them out. Normally, if it's a high speed one you got to be lucky to get in front of them," said Officer Keith Noble of the Kennewick Police Department.

Officers considered it a slow speed chase because Reyes was only driving 35mph. He's charged with reckless driving and eluding officers. 

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