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Deer interrupts high-speed chase in western ND

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A pair of suspects were able to get away from sheriff's deputy in western North Dakota late Friday, Nov. 15, when a deer ran in front of the squad car.

Mckenzie County Sheriff Deputy Robert Shipp was in a high-speed pursuit of a vehicle on N.D. Highway 1806 at 11:27 p.m. when the squad car hit a deer, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The airbags deployed and Shipp sustained minor injuries in the crash about 15 miles north of Watford City.

The suspects, driver Tyler Defoe and passenger Candice Clark, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, were able to get away in a white Camaro. The release said Three Affiliated Tribes officers had pursued Defoe and Clark earlier in the day but lost the vehicle.

Shipp's squad car was towed from the scene.

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