- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - An Alabama man is being held in Biloxi after leading police on a high-speed chase through two Mississippi coastal counties in a Corvette reportedly stolen from a Mobile car dealership.

According to local media reports, Jackson County sheriff’s deputies were able to stop the silver Corvette and the driver, identified as Matthew Scott Piele, 44, of Mobile.

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller said the chase started with an attempted traffic stop on Interstate 10. Miller said driver led officers on a chase that left the interstate, went down some local roads and back on the interstate.

Miller said his department called off the chase after it turned onto the interstate and speeds reached over 120 mph.

Authorities said police tried to stop Piele several times, but he crashed into other vehicles while he was passing motorists on the wrong side of the road and disregarding traffic The Corvette also sustained two flat tires from spike strip devices before it came to a stop.

Piele is charged with felony eluding, felony possession of stolen property and other charges are pending. He is being held at the Harrison County Jail on a $100,000 bond pending an initial court appearance.

It is not clear if he has attorney.

Biloxi police said the investigation is continuing.

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