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According to the Butte Montana Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Butte area "abounds with outdoor recreation opportunities." It probably does, but apparently it's still possible to get bored there.

The Montana Standard reports that a 55-year-old man was charged this week with reckless driving after he led police on a high-speed chase early last Thursday morning. Police said the man tailgated a police car for about seven blocks and then pulled past it and drove away at more than 70 mph. Officers pursued, and after a while the man pulled over. But as an officer approached his car, he took off again and the chase continued, this time at speeds over 100 mph. Officers radioed ahead to have "stop sticks" put on the road. Those punctured the car's tires and the man finally pulled over.

Asked why he had led police on the dangerous high-speed chase, the man replied, "I just always wanted to do that."

Police said the man was not intoxicated or on drugs, and there were no warrants out for his arrest, so apparently he had just always wanted to do that.