Driver Sought Following Short Chase

Salina Police are searching for a suspect following a short Monday evening pursuit.

Police Captain Mike Sweeney says that right around 5:00 an officer on patrol noticed a person who he believed to have a suspended license driving a green 1999 Ford Taurus. The officer attempted a traffic stop.

The driver did not stop, but fled. A short pursuit began, reaching speeds of 40-miles-per-hour, before police called it off for safety concerns.

The car was found a short time later, abandoned in the 400 block of W. Antrim Street. Police did not locate the the driver. They are requesting a warrant for the driver’s arrest.