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Teen Arrested After Driving 119 MPH in Chehalis, Fleeing From Police

By The Chronicle

A Centralia teen was arrested Saturday night after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase through town.

Matthew A. Seip, 19, was charged Monday in Lewis County Superior Court with one count of attempting to elude a police officer. 

He was granted $10,000 unsecured bail. 

According to court documents, a Chehalis police officer observed a blue Honda traveling at a high rate of speed north on Kresky Avenue. The officer reportedly clocked the Honda at 119 miles per hour in a 35 mile- per-hour zone. 

The officer reportedly activated his lights and sirens and attempted to stop the Honda. The vehicle reportedly ran several stop signs while driving through Centralia. 

Seip stopped after two additional patrol cars maneuvered to stop him. He reportedly put his hands out the window and surrendered. 

Seip told officers he panicked and ran because he had just paid off a speeding ticket, according to court documents.