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Wood charged after high speed chase in Great Falls

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A high-speed chase on October 5 left Travis Wood, 23, with numerous felonies and misdemeanor charges.

The chase started at the 1000 block of 7th St. S at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Wood’s vehicle fit a description for a drive-by shooting, so Great Falls police officers tried to pull him over. 

They say Wood didn't pull over and started to travel northbound on 7th St. South at approximately 60 mph in a 25 MPH zone.

While evading police, Wood reportedly struck a tree on the 300 block of 7th St South, failed to stop on the 2nd Ave S and 7th St S stop signs, and forced several other drivers to swerve to avoid collisions.

Wood also failed to obey red traffic signals at Central, 7th St S, 1st Ave N, 2nd Ave N, and 7th St N.

Court documents say Wood placed several people's lives at risk of death and serious injury.

Woods faces one count of fleeing/eluding a peace officer, a misdemeanor. Three counts of stop sign violation, a misdemeanor.  Two counts of failing to obey red traffic signals, a misdemeanor. One count of driving while suspended or revoked, a misdemeanor. One count of failure to carry proof of liability insurance, a misdemeanor. Two counts of criminal endangerment, a felony. Failure to give immediate notice of an accident with damages over $1,000, a misdemeanor.

The state requests his bond at $50,000.

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