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High-speed, erratic chase in Kansas City Metro; man arrested, no injuries

December 20, 2016 - 7:38 am
Kansas City, MO - A police chase that wound through several metro cities and neighborhoods on both sides of the stateline, sometimes reaching speeds near 100mph, came to an end nearly an hour and a half after it began with no injuries and the arrest of a man.

Kansas City police say this began around 10:30 as one of its officers was working an unrelated hit and run at 31st and Broadway.  A man driving a Nissan pick-up truck clipped the police cruiser.

The officer tried to stop the driver of the pick-up, but the driver fled, beginning the nearly hour and half pursuit.
The man led police on a high speed chase from Kansas City, into Johnson County, and back into Grandview and Kansas City again, driving the wrong way on highways and the interstate and taking the truck through wooded lots, yards and back alleys.

Near the end of the pursuit, the driver was seen to abandon his truck while moving and jump into a running truck in an apartment complex, the apparent owner of that vehicle backing away with arms raised.  Police officers on foot closed in and attempted to deploy spike-strips, but the man continued on.

Shortly after, he bogged the second truck down on a snowy embankment at 105th Terrace and College in Kansas City, and as officers moved in, he exited the vehicle with his arms raised and was taken into custody.

Police identified the man as 29 years old from Kansas City.

There were no injuries as a result of this pursuit and the initial truck was later learned to be a stolen vehicle from Kansas.
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