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High speed chase ends in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON -- Two women led police on a high speed chase through three counties Sunday afternoon. Police say 23-year-old Kenyetta Dowe was driving 115 miles an hour toward Wilmington on Highway 17. The driver and passenger were two women wanted for larceny in Jacksonville. The 23- and 21-year-old women allegedly stole a TV and other electronics from a Jacksonville Circuit City. The 30-minute chase down Route 17 ended when the driver ran a red light at the intersection of Martin Luther King Parkway and got hit by another car. Three other cars then collided with each other. One woman was taken to the hospital to get checked for minor injuries, but nobody was seriously injured. Sergeant Randy Moreau of the North Carolina Highway Patrol says Highway Patrol arrested the driver for the chase and the Jacksonville Police Department will charge both women with larceny. He said, "The people that were running, I would just have to say that they got lucky. Our trooper, he stayed in control of what he was doing, made sure the public was at safety at all cost and I think he did a good job." Sergeant Moreau says the Highway Patrol's training helped prevent any other accidents. The two women were taken to the Onslow County jail. Dowe is facing multiple charges, including speeding, reckless driving and failure to stop for a siren. She's in jail under $15,500 bond.

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