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Duane Bessler stands by his driveway, where a line of squad cars chasing a stolen pickup truck whizzed by his bedroom window during the wee hours of the morning June 26. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

High speed chase raises questions

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When a line of squad cars roared 20 feet outside of Duane and Kristi Bessler's bedroom window last summer at 2:30 in the morning, the rural Lake George couple was jolted out of bed.


Duane grabbed his gun, loaded it and herded his family into the master bedroom.

The parade of vehicles whizzed through a narrow driveway that was flanked on either side by farm equipment, trucks and a front end loader, and headed into Bessler's alfalfa, clover and wheat field.

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