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Deputies: Dog helps catch suspects after high-speed chase in Gibson Co.

(Courtesy: Princeton Daily Clarion) (Courtesy: Princeton Daily Clarion)
(Courtesy: Princeton Daily Clarion) (Courtesy: Princeton Daily Clarion)
Jason Griffith, 39. (Gibson Co. Sheriff's Offfice) Jason Griffith, 39. (Gibson Co. Sheriff's Offfice)
Kellie Griffith, 34. (Gibson Co. Sheriff's Offfice) Kellie Griffith, 34. (Gibson Co. Sheriff's Offfice)
GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -

A dog helps lead authorities to two people involved in a high speed chase in Gibson County.

It happened Monday night near Toyota.

When a deputy pulled over the driver of an SUV he says the driver, later identified as 39-year-old Jason Griffith, of Ingraham, IL, took off as he walked up. During the chase, which went from Fort Branch to Princeton, the deputy says Jason was going more than 100 miles per hour at one point.

Jason eventually crashed in a ditch.

We're told Jason and a passenger, 34-year-old Kellie Griffith, of Xenia, IL, got out of the SUV and a barking dog helped authorities find them at the edge of a nearby cornfield.

The sheriff's office says Kellie immediately surrendered to authorities, but Jason led deputies on a short foot chase before being caught.  Jason is facing a long list of charges. Deputies say Kellie was arrested on drug possession charges.

Both of them are being held in the Gibson County Jail.

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