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Loaded Cattle Truck Leads Police Pursuit

Todd Pittenger - February 14, 2014 8:53 am

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A man driving a truck loaded with 90 head of cattle leads law enforcement on a pursuit through two counties.

Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman tells KSAL News the pursuit began at about 5:00 Thursday morning when an Abilene Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop. The truck was going 75-miles-per-hour in a 55 miles-per-hour speed zone.

Rather than stop, the driver led multiple law enforcement officers on a pursuit that lasted about 45 minutes. It went from Dickinson County into Saline County. The chase went along Old Highway 40, onto Ohio Street, and finally ended in the westbound lane of Waterwell Road near Fairchilds Road. Along the way, the truck ran over two sets of spike strips deployed by officers.

The driver was arrested, and transported to the Dickinson County Jail. He is identified as 29-year-old Rory Cook, from King City, Missouri.

Cook could face charges that include felony fleeing and eluding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and multiple traffic violations.

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