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Saturday, November 23, 2013

PHOTOS: Aggravated battery on an officer sparks chase from Lawrence, Kansas to Kansas City, Missouri

Posted: November 23, 2013 - 2:40am
Updated: November 23, 2013 - 4:21pm

Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
Photo courtesy: Britt Nelson
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Douglas County law enforcement was involved in a pursuit early Saturday morning.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Kirk Folks tells the Lawrence Journal-World that a vehicle was seen speeding in the area of Club Magic, 804 W. 24th Street, around 1:18 a.m.. Officers stopped the vehicle and attempted to speak with the driver who then sped off, striking the officer with a passenger side mirror.

Mapquest.com map showing the approximate pursuit path.
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Lawrence Police initiated the pursuit of the gray Mercury Grand Marquis in east Lawrence around 1:40 a.m.. Officers quickly lost sight of the car on eastbound Kansas Highway 10.

Eudora Police were waiting at the Church Street bridge over K-10 and picked up the pursuit as the vehicle passed.

That officer pursued the vehicle into Johnson County where he was joined by a Douglas County Deputy and Johnson County Deputies.

The Eudora officer reported "speeds are 100 plus," as the vehicle approached De Soto.

More photos below this report.

The chase continued eastbound on K-10 towards Lenexa, where officers were able to put out spike strips in front of the vehicle and then join the pursuit.

Officers from multiple agencies continued to chase the vehicle as K-10 merged with Interstate 435. The chase continued eastbound into Overland Park. Officers continued to lay out spike strips in front of the suspect car.

The spike strips had flattened both passenger's side tires as the vehicle approached Leawood.

Leawood officers were able to spike the driver's side of the vehicle.

The vehicle continued across the state line into Kansas City, Missouri where their officers joined the chase and Kansas agencies backed off.

Kansas City Police brought in their helicopter and pursued the vehicle northbound on U.S. 71 Highway and eventually to the area of E. 63rd Street and S. Benton Avenue, where the vehicle came to a stop. All three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without further incident.

During the pursuit at least one Douglas County deputy had to drop out of the chase after he struck spike strips with his patrol vehicle on K-10 in Johnson County. The patrol vehicle was towed back to Lawrence. Spike strips were also hit by at least one passing car and a tractor trailer, while on I-435.

No injuries were reported.

Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
Photo courtesy: Britt Nelson
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Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
Photo courtesy: Britt Nelson
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Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
Photo courtesy: Britt Nelson
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Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
Photo courtesy: Britt Nelson
Click image to view larger

Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
Photo courtesy: Britt Nelson
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An earlier car chase started in Wyandotte County, through Johnson County and into Missouri.

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