Dangerous High-Speed Chase Ends in Evansville Man’s Arrest

Dangerous High-Speed Chase Ends in Evansville Man’s Arrest

A 23-year-old Sheridan woman died in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday morning when a FedEx truck collided with her and another vehicle just north of Sheridan.

CASPER — An Evansville, Wyoming resident is in custody following a dangerous, high-speed chase that took place Monday near Casper.

According to a report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Jason M. Haught was charged with reckless driving, fleeing to elude, driving while under the influence, and other traffic-related offenses.The pursuit started south of Casper on Interstate 25.

The report states that late Monday night, WHP Troopers were notified of a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 25.  Troopers were able to locate and attempted to stop the vehicle south of Casper. 

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Haught allegedly failed to stop for troopers and fled north towards Casper. He continued to drive on the wrong side of the interstate at speeds of over 100 mph, driving head-on towards other motorists. 

Due to the extreme danger to other motorists, troopers attempted a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) maneuver to stop the Haught’s vehicle. The vehicle was successfully disabled, and the driver was taken into custody without further incident.  The pursuit lasted around 10 miles in very dense fog, according to the WHP report. 

Haught was booked into the Natrona County Detention Center. Natrona County Sheriff’s Office and the Casper Police Department assisted the patrol with this event. 

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