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Elderly Man from Springfield Arrested in Dade County Following High-Speed Car Chase

A high-speed chase that began in Greene County now has an elderly man in custody after he was finally stopped in Dade County.

Investigators say deputies tried to pull over 71-year-old Danny Carnett, a Springfield resident, on Highway 160 for driving erratically, and potentially impaired near the Ash Grove area Tuesday night.

He refused to pull over, and even attempted to brake-check a deputies vehicle. Carnett then fled from authorities, and a chase ensued.

Deputies say speeds during the pursuit reached up to 100 miles per hour as the chase crossed county lines into Dade County.

Reports are Carnett made several other dangerous maneuvers, including passing on corners and failing to stay in a single lane along Dade County Road 235.

He also drove through multiple fences trying to evade authorities, and crashed into a deputy’s vehicle, causing damage.

Carnett was finally apprehended after losing control of his vehicle while attempting to drive through another fence.

Prosecutors have charged him with resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, and property damage.