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Motorcyclist arrested after Wednesday afternoon chase in Lowndes County

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Tristin Manuel Saraiva

Tristin Manuel Saraiva, Source: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A motorcyclist from Caledonia was arrested on Wednesday following a high-speed chase.

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office identified the motorcyclist as Tristin Saraiva, 23.

The chase began at approximately 1:04 p.m. near Highway 45 and Land Road.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, a deputy tried to pull over Saraiva who was driving his motorcycle at speeds higher than 100 mph.

He refused to stop, according to the sheriff’s office; and the chase traveled south along the highway toward Columbus.

Law enforcement officers stopped traffic near Bluecutt Road and Saraiva crashed into a law enforcement vehicle.

He was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, according to the news release.

He’s charged with reckless driving and felony fleeing.

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Zac is from the Athens community in Monroe County. He's a graduate of Hatley High School, Itawamba Community College and Mississippi University for Women.

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