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Track marks through Duane Bessler's field show the path of a high-speed chase this past summer that ripped out two fences and caused $2,200 worth of damage. Submitted Photo

Farmer's crop damaged in high-speed chase


When a line of squad cars roared 20 feet outside of Duane and Kristi Bessler's bedroom window at 2:30 a.m. last summer, the rural Lake George couple was jolted out of bed.

Duane grabbed his gun, loaded it and herded his family into the master bedroom.

The parade of vehicles whizzed through a narrow driveway that was flanked on either side by farm equipment, trucks and a front-end loader, and headed into Bessler's alfalfa, clover and wheat field.

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