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Over the past week, the Seymour Police Department has been involved in a trio of high-speed automobile chases.

All three of them ended with the person who was pursued being apprehended and arrested.

Two of the three were drug related, Police Chief Steven Pogue said.

The third was for a warrant.

“The thing they all had in common was that none of them were worth it,” Pogue said.

His message to potential vehicle runners?

“Don’t be ignorant, putting other people’s lives in danger,” he said. “You will get caught. It’s not worth the consequences. You can’t outrun a radio.”

In one of the chases, the vehicle speed of the person evading law enforcement reached nearly 100 miles per hour.

“It’s starting to warm up, and more people are out,” Pogue noted. “And I do think that for some people, there’s a belief that law enforcement won’t chase them ... won’t arrest or catch them.”

He said the city’s police force, now fully staffed with six officers, as well as Pogue, now is able to be more proactive with a split shift that has two officers on duty for nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Our number of citations is up, which I feel is a product of more proactive patrolling,” Pogue concluded.

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