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Bremerton man crashes in Port Orchard after high-speed police chase

A suspected drunken driver accused of leading a high-speed chase on State Highway 16 late Tuesday received minor injuries after his car struck a guardrail, sending debris into oncoming traffic.

Bremerton Police pursued the 44-year-old Bremerton man from Burwell Street and Callow Avenue for speeding and reckless driving shortly before 11 p.m. A chase ensued that continued onto the highway, where the driver reached speeds of at least 125 mph, Bremerton Police said.

Near the Tremont Street exit in Port Orchard, the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the center barrier. Debris from the crash hit the windshield of a State Patrol car traveling westbound and another vehicle, but did not cause injuries. The driver was treated for injuries on the scene. He was booked into Kitsap County jail for investigation of drunken driving, attempting to elude police, driving with a suspended license and violation of interlock requirements.

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