Chase Through Two Counties
WILKES-BARRE — A chase across Luzerne and Lackawanna counties ended with a man in handcuffs.
Police tell us Alexis Nunez was holding a woman against her will in a van on Sheridan Street in Wilkes-Barre around 5 p.m. Sunday.
Officers say when they confronted the suspect, he took off with the victim, leading officers on a pursuit on Interstate 81 between Wilkes-Barre and Pittston Township.
Investigators said at times Nunez was driving north in the southbound lanes, going faster than 90 miles per hour.
Police finally caught the driver near Pittston.
A loaded shotgun was recovered from the vehicle.
The victim was not hurt.
Nunez is locked up.
Federal immigration officials are also involved in the investigation.