Police Chase Called Off

A Salina police officer calls off a high speed pursuit for safety concerns.

According to Sergeant Kyle Tonniges, an officer on patrol attempted to make a traffic stop early Wednesday morning in the 700 block of Highland after noticing a defective tag light.

Police say the driver of a Ford Focus pulled to a brief stop, then sped away reaching speeds of 65-mph.

The chase was called off about 12:46am near E. Cloud.

Officers followed up with the registered owner of the Ford as they search for the driver.