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UPDATE: Man Arrested After High Speed Chase

KSAL Staff - July 19, 2015 11:41 am

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A Salina man was arrested following a high speed pursuit late Sunday morning.

Officials tell KSAL News that the incident began when a Saline County Sheriff Deputy observed what appeared to be a vehicle burglary in progress in the parking lot of the Coyote Canyon restaurant at the Salina Central Mall.

The suspect fled the scene in a white Nissan Versa, and the chase was on.

The pursuit eventually entered onto Interstate 70 at Hedville Road, and headed west. Speeds reached over 100 miles per hour.

Officers eventually deployed road spikes, and disabled the Nissan. The driver, identified as 52-year-old Scott Mitchell of Salina, continued on for a short time, driving with two flat tires. He stopping near milepost 221 in Ellsworth County.

Mitchell was booked into the Saline County Jail on numerous charges that could include felony fleeing and eluding, and vehicle burglary.

ORIGINAL:

A high-speed pursuit started in Salina Sunday morning, lasted over a half-hour, and ended along Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County.

The pursuit involved a white Nissan Versa. The driver was suspected of a vehicle burglary, and failed to stop for Salina Police in the area of the Central Mall.

The pursuit eventually entered onto I 70 at Hedville Road, and headed west. Speeds reached over 100 miles per hour.

Officers eventually deployed road spikes, and disabled the Nissan. The driver continued on for a short time, driving with two flat tires, before stopping near milepost 221 in Ellsworth County.

The driver was taken into custody without incident.

Further details, including the name of the driver, were not immediately available.

Multiple agencies were involved in the pursuit, including Salina and Saline County law enforcement, along with the Kansas Highway Patrol.

 

photo by: Sheree Holcom Spratlen

photo by: Sheree Holcom Spratlen

 

 

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