Parade chase suspect charged in Jackson County

Marc LaVoie
February 07, 2020 - 11:15 am
First responders treat a man who was arrested in connection with a police chase before the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade.

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Jackson County prosecutors filed criminal charges against a man who is accused of nearly ruining Kansas City's first Super Bowl victory parade in half a century.

Prosecutors say Addae Doyle, 42, drove a car through a barrier and onto the parade route Wednesday morning, placing spectators in danger. Doyle is charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated. 

Fans at the parade may not have fully understood the speed Doyle was allegedly driving, said Rick Smith, Kansas City Police Chief.

"I don't think people appreciate the speeds this car reached," Smith said. "We estimate, just from bystanders, probably 50 to 60-miles-an-hour with no tires. He's running on rims."

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas was quick to compliment the city's police department, which he called among the finest in the nation, for bringing the chase to an end without any civilian injuries. 

"I think anybody who was there (Wednesday), just like anybody who goes to a football game every weekend, or anything that happens here, can be safe in Kansas City, precisely because of the good decision-making from our officers," Lucas said.

Chief Smith said it was a miracle no one was hurt in the incident.

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