Two Quincy men were arrested Wednesday afternoon following a high-speed chase with a stolen vehicle.
Grant County Sheriff's Deputies received a call around 2 pm about a recently stolen vehicle from the George area. The owner said he picked up Gustavo Tapia, 18, and drove to a location near George to pick up three other passengers. The owner then stepped out of his 1995 GMC Jimmy when Tapia jumped in the driver's seat and drove away with the three passengers.
A Washington State Trooper saw the vehicle on Interstate 90 near mile post 170 and when he tried to pull them over the driver acclerated reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour.
The vehicle eventually slowed, exited the freeway at exit 182 and Troopers, Deputies and Moses Lake Police surrounded the vehicle.
“I really want to thank and highlight the Washington State Patrol and Moses Lake Police,” said Sheriff Tom Jones. “They kept an eye out for the stolen car, pursued it, and were essential in safely taking the occupants into custody.”