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4 arrested after 100-mph chase on I-85

Four people were arrested after they led officers on an early morning 100-mph chase on I-85 in Atlanta, then crashed, the Georgia State Patrol said.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday, a trooper saw a white BMW going about 107 mph on I-85 South near Ga. 13, according to the GSP.

The BMW drove off after the trooper attempted to pull the car over, officials said. The car left the interstate at 17th Street, went south on Northside Drive to the area of McDaniel Street and crashed into a pole after trying to turn left onto Trenholm Street, according to the GSP.

All four people inside ran from the scene and were captured, with help from other GSP officers, Atlanta police and the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s motor carrier compliance division.

One person had minor injuries, the GSP said. The others were not injured.

The driver was Demetrius Height, 20, of Atlanta, the GSP said. He was charged with speeding, DUI, driving without a license and other offenses.

Passengers and charges were: Michael Morgan, 18, of Atlanta, obstruction of an officer; Demonte Cosby, 18, of Atlanta, obstruction of an officer and providing a false name; and Bernard Purnell, 22, of Atlanta, obstruction of an officer.

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