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Abilene Man Leads Deputies on 100 MPH Chase

KSAL Staff - March 14, 2017 10:26 am

A man from Abilene was arrested in rural Saline County early Tuesday morning after leading sheriff deputies on a high speed pursuit reaching speeds of over 100 miles-per-hour.

Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan says at 1:25 in the morning a deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 2200 block of west K 140 Highway. The deputy stopped a 2013 GMC Sierra truck that had swerved left of center.  When the deputy got out on foot and approached the truck, it speed off and a chase began.

The chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour as it headed east on K 140 towards Burma Road. At Burma road, it headed south again reaching speeds of 100 miles-per-hour.

As the pursuit reached the community of Smolan the truck slowed down to 40 miles-per-hour as it drove through town. After passing through town, the truck stopped and the driver surrendered peacefully.

The diver, identified as  30-year-old Adam Gantenbein of Abilene, was arrested and booked into the Saline County Jail. He could face numerous charges that include fleeing and eluding, multiple traffic violations, and DUI.

 

Doug Clemens

March 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

Another teacher in trouble. This one from the Abilene school district. What was he hiding by taking off and endangering innocent lives. Do the right thing Abilene School District and give him his walking papers.

MattandLaura Smith

March 16, 2017 at 10:28 am

Well i drove two blocks at about fifty and got a felony fleeing and eluding how does this fellow come away with a misdemeanor? Just wondering. Not condoning either but one hundred miles an hour over a longer distance seems slightly worse.

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