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Mont. man starts police chase as part of wishlist

Thursday - 2/2/2012, 9:40pm  ET

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A 55-year-old Montana man who says he "always wanted" to be part of a police chase can check that off his bucket list.

The Montana Standard ( http://bit.ly/xPc9Yc) reports John C. Hughes followed a patrol car for seven blocks early Thursday before pulling his SUV around and taking off at speeds of up to 70 mph. Officers say the Butte man was driving faster than 100 mph on an interstate toward Rocker, Mont.

Officers in that city laid out a spiked strip to flatten the tires on the SUV.

A police report says Hughes told officers he "just always wanted" to see what it would be like to be in a police chase. Officers say Hughes had not been drinking.

Hughes faces a charge of reckless driving while eluding police.


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