Reno man arrested after high-speed chase on I-580 | NevadaAppeal.com

Reno man arrested after high-speed chase on I-580

The Associated Press

A Reno man faces a half-dozen criminal charges after he led state troopers on a high-speed chase, crashed his car and fled on foot before he was captured near a geothermal power plant along the Mount Rose Highway.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says Billy Joe Williamson II took off at speeds up to 100 mph in a Hyundai Elantra after a trooper tried to stop him Monday afternoon on I-580 in south Reno.

The patrol says Williamson failed to negotiate a turn on the northbound ramp to the Mount Rose Highway and crashed into a concrete barrier. He took off running, jumped a fence near the Ormat plant and remained at large for about an hour before he was apprehended.

He's been booked on suspicion of charges including speeding, disobeying a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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