A New Hampshire man is arrested in a Saline County soybean field after a 43-minute chase ends on Saturday.
According to Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, a deputy on patrol was pulling over to assist a motorist on I-70 just before 8am on Saturday morning when a driver in a 2004 Volkwagen Passat sped past going 91-mph.
A chase that began west of Solomon continued to the ramp at I-70 and Ohio in Salina – where law enforcement placed spikes on the road.
Deputies say 29-year-old Aaron Jansen of Dover New Hampshire, avoided the spikes, left the Interstate on the ramp and drove onto Monarch Road and into a soybean field.
Officers from the Sheriff’s Office, Salina Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol ringed the area – while the car continued to circle around the field.
Deputies say at one point the man dressed in a cowboy hat, boots and a dress surfed on top of the Volkswagen as the car rolled slowly through the crop.
Officers from Salina Police were able to lob a pepper ball into the car to bring the chase to a close.
Sheriff Kochanowski tells KSAL News that Jansen is also wanted in Dickinson County for vandalizing a truck with spray paint.
He allegedly left his wallet with identification behind at the scene.
In Saline County he’s facing charges that include fleeing and eluding, criminal damage and littering.
Damage to the soybean field is estimated at under $1,000.