Man in custody after Garrett chase

In this image captured from a traffic camera, police surround a suspect following a high-speed chase that ended on Interstate 68 westbound in Friendsville on Wednesday.

FRIENDSVILLE — A Westernport man was arrested Wednesday after leading Maryland State Police on a more than 20-mile chase on Interstate 68 in Garrett County.

Fabio Javier Gonzalez Guedes, 32, was charged with fleeing and eluding police and related traffic violations following the incident that began around 1:20 p.m. when troopers attempted to stop his eastbound vehicle for speeding near the Finzel Scalehouse. 

Police said Guedes then turned the vehicle around and headed westbound, refusing to stop for police.

Troopers utilized stop sticks at the 6-mile marker of I-68 near the Friendsville exit to puncture the vehicle's tires. The vehicle came to rest at the 4-mile marker at which time troopers took Guedes into custody without incident. There were no injuries.

Guedes was awaiting a bond hearing in Garrett County District Court late Wednesday afternoon.

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