A man and woman are in custody and a puppy has been rescued after a high-speed police chase through Tuscaloosa and Northport Monday night.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said an officer attempted to stop a Nissan Sentra at the intersection of Jack Warner Parkway and Bryant Bridge just before 7:50 p.m. Monday.

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The driver reportedly refused to stop and fled across the Black Warrior River into Northport on Rice Mine Road, New Watermelon Road, Union Chapel Road, McFarland Boulevard, Flatwoods Road, Highway 43 and more before the driver bailed out of the car on Deer Haven Lane.

Taylor said a female passenger also fled the vehicle on foot, but both the man and the woman were caught quickly and taken into police custody.

Taylor said the duo had a puppy in the vehicle, and that animal control officers recovered it from the vehicle.

This is a developing story and the identities of the suspects arrested Monday were not available at the time of publication. Taylor said the driver will likely face several criminal charges related to the pursuit.

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