A driver who fled from law enforcement agencies early Tuesday morning at speeds as high as 95 miles per hour escaped on foot after their vehicle was disabled with spike strips, according to the Stillwater County Sheriff's Office.

The pursuit began with an attempted stop for "a traffic infraction" at about 1:30 a.m. The suspect vehicle was a 2015 Kia Optima, said Undersheriff Randy Smith.

Law enforcement pursued the vehicle eastbound on I-90 beginning at about mile marker 409. Spike strips were deployed unsuccessfully at mile marker 421, before they were ultimately used successfully west of Laurel, ending the vehicle pursuit. 

After the vehicle was disabled, the suspect ran away on foot and escaped arrest. There was a female passenger, who law enforcement "arrested in close proximity to the vehicle," according to the sheriff's office. 

By its conclusion, the pursuit had involved six different law enforcement agencies, including the Columbus Police Department, Laurel Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol, Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office and Billings Police Department.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Stillwater County Sheriff's Office at 406-322-5326.

Subscribe to Daily Headlines

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Night Reporter

General assignment reporter for The Billings Gazette.