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Officers apprehend driver in high-speed chase on K-10

A driver was arrested on K-10 late Saturday night after leading police on a high-speed chase. No one was injured during the incident in which the suspect vehicle reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

May 2, 2010


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The car drove at speeds up to 100 miles per hour on westbound K-10 until it ran into the ditch near the 1900 Road overpass. Enlarge video

Officers have apprehended the driver involved in a high-speed chase on K-10 late Saturday night.

According to Johnson County Lt. Brian Clark, officers attempted to perform a routine traffic stop of the suspect's vehicle near Clearview City about 10:30 p.m.

The car stopped momentarily, but when an officer approached the vehicle, the driver attempted to strike him while fleeing. Officers pursued the vehicle onto the westbound lanes of K-10.

The car traveled at speeds as high as 100 miles per hour, but eventually crashed into a ditch near the 1900 Road overpass.

Officers closed westbound traffic in the right lane of K-10 to deal with the accident.

The female driver reportedly refused to obey officers when they attempted to get her to exit the car. She was eventually taken into custody. Clark said officers could see methamphetamine and she appeared to be ingesting it.

The driver was arrested on charges of aggravated assault against a law enforcement offical, fleeing and eluding police, various traffic charges and possession of methamphetamine.

No one was harmed in the incident.


Hydra 7 years, 11 months ago

The car stopped momentarily, but when an officer approached the vehicle, the driver attempted to strike him while fleeing. Officers pursued the vehicle onto the westbound lanes of K-10.

I always love that charge. Did she back up and try run over him? Was he standing in front of the car? Maybe the car jumped sideways!

I'm not defending the drivers actions, only laughing at trumped up charges.

DillonBarnes 7 years, 11 months ago

I'm glad you were there and know what happened. Where would we be if we didn't have people like you sitting at home telling everyone what happened outside?

workerman 7 years, 11 months ago

Lol, I thought the same thing. This b.s. has been going on for a while now. Yeah, if the officer approached from the rear, and she took off, how exactly, did she strike him? My guess is she pulled back onto the road, merging left and he reached out to the car and it "struck" him. I've seen this before. They really reach for the assaulting an officer charge-it's a good one to pile on the other felonies and has great dramatic effect whether true or not. Some of the "assaults" I've seen LE take were reeeeeally stretching the truth. What are these guys, fine china? Save the whining critiques about "you don't know what it's like out there" by the way.

DillonBarnes 7 years, 11 months ago

I'm not making the argument "you don't know what it's like out there."

My point is that is that Hydra doesn't know what happened but instantly assumes the police is lying. A sharp left could make contact and the article doesn't say whether the driver backs up or not.

I'm not saying that I assume the officer is right either. The driver will be charged and LE has to prove her guilt.

jackpot 7 years, 11 months ago

Hydra: How about a sharp left turn with the officer next to the car.

jackpot 7 years, 11 months ago

they will if you use the car to cover yourself on the way to the driver's door. Don't forget the cars behind you are running 60 plus. How far over was she? maybe just off the driving lanes?

topflight 7 years, 11 months ago

how bout this hydra. you stand beside my car at the drivers side window. i will turn my wheel to the left and pull out at very quickly. i bet you punch in the face that i hit you.

DillonBarnes 7 years, 11 months ago

The officer is approaching the drivers side door of the vehicle, therefore at any point between there and the interceptor would be considered "approaching the vehicle"

Although topflight's bet is that he'll hit you, the articles reads "attempt" so in reality, all he would have to do is make you move. In fact, in admitting that you would move, you've admitted that it's possible he would hit you. So you just proved it as a possibility.


Vinny1 7 years, 11 months ago

So then should it not be "attempted aggravated assault"?

My guess is this charge is dropped in some sort of plea agreement anyway. Probably complete BS as others have said. But the dash cam will show it to the courts.

BlackVelvet 7 years, 11 months ago

Smitty, was hydra's "intelligent observation his declaration that these were "trumped up charges"? Does hydra have the all knowing gift about law enforcement as you do?

doc1 7 years, 11 months ago

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Flap Doodle 7 years, 11 months ago

Bring out your dead (horses)! Bring out your dead (horses)!

DillonBarnes 7 years, 11 months ago

Your point? "Once, some people on the internet were right!."

The police in your story admitted they made a mistake, did they admit it because some people on the forums said it? Doubtful, they make a mistake and/or were unable to prove the charge.

The system worked! oh no!

DillonBarnes 7 years, 11 months ago

But the truth came out shortly after.

Some people on the forums make an assumption and it happened to be correct. Do you read some of the junk people say on here? Completely bogus crap based completely on assumption.

Let's go back to the scooter meth story and read all the assumptions people made about that. Just because someone got it right once doesn't mean they have some great knowledge and insight.

If the woman didn't attempt to hit the officer, that will likely be proven in court.

Deja Coffin 7 years, 11 months ago

Anyone else not even a little surprised that Meth was involved? Drugs are bad, um-kay?

Kathy Theis-Getto 7 years, 11 months ago

Thanks, Deja, for bringing up that point. A meth user is rarely a "petty" criminal.

Deja Coffin 7 years, 11 months ago

I'm just saying Meth makes people do crazy things!

Don Whiteley 7 years, 11 months ago

Another bimbo with dope in her veins. An Einstein, she's not.

LadyJ 7 years, 11 months ago

Was looking at the Douglas County Sheriff's booking recap, and do you know what would be great? If someone that knows all the abbreviations that they use would start a blog and list the meanings for us. What is 'OUTC - Out of County FTA ', saw a lot of those?

somebodynew 7 years, 11 months ago

@L-G40- I know you hate LE, so this will fall on deaf ears, but you call them "trumped up charges". A question for you - have you ever made a traffic stop and approached someone you know nothing about, oh - and in the dark when you can't really see what is going on in the car?? Have you ever been close enogh to touch a car as you walk up to it and to feel it move suddenly it a direction toward you ??

Yeah, didn't think so. It is an entirely different experience if you actually have it happen to you. And I grant you that some LE like the "thrill of the chase", most that have been on the job for a few years know and understand the risks that come with it, and really do not want to be the one involved - but you deal with what the bad guy/girl puts you into.

@ LadyJ- I don't think this person would show up on DGSO booking recap, because since Johnson Co was the agency in charge of the incident, they would have taken her to their jail. And I do not know if that info is on line.

Phog67 7 years, 11 months ago the donut comment.

Here's what I don't understand. When are the police going to stop getting in to high speed chases? They have the description of the vehicle, they should always have the plate information called in and I'm sure they usually have at least a somewhat good description of the driver.

There are enough bad outcomes to these chases when the fleeing vehicle ultimately collides with other vehicles or crashes, so I just don't understand the need for a chase.

Dispatch other cops to get involved and usually a news chopper will just show up anyway to film it and they can offer assistance as well. I'm pretty sure the police can eventually catch their suspect.

Pretty simple.

DillonBarnes 7 years, 11 months ago

  1. A news helicopter isn't going to show up at every chase, and when it does, it's many minutes in. If the police abandoned the chase, the helicopter wouldn't know where to look to find the vehicle. A news company will not pay to have their helicopters do aerial searches for suspects, that's boring TV.

  2. Are you suggesting that police then keep a list of all the vehicles descriptions, criminal descriptions, and plate numbers in their cars and be on alert to find them? That's ridiculous, not to mention the difficulty of trying to prove their guilt long after the chase.

  3. This would encourage more criminals to flee. If a criminal didn't want to get caught, if a guy with drugs in his car didn't want to get pulled over, all he would have to do is speed up. High speed chases are few and far between, but if police stopped following, we'd see more criminal evading police and an increase in crime.

december75 7 years, 11 months ago

Did anyone ever stop to think that maybe, just maybe the officer wasn't parked BEHIND the car? Of course so much that is being posted is based PURELY on ASSUMPTION and according to the very miniscule amount of information you are receiving from the media - which isn't always 100% accurate. Case in point, if you read this story on different sites, you will see variations. Also, I don't understand all of the negativity aimed at LE. There are bad seeds in EVERY profession, and of course anyone in the public eye is always going to endure more scrutiny. While I would agree that some LE are only "in it" for the power trip, I would say the VAST majority of LE do what they do because they honestly enjoy their jobs, want to help others, and get dirt bags off the street. I don't consider a meth head a "nice young lady". Why do some people continue to make excuses for people that CHOOSE to make poor choices and inflict pain and danger on others that CHOOSE to make the right ones????

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