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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.

Comments

december75 3 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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Phog67 3 years, 11 months ago

Sorry...love 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.

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somebodynew 3 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.

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LadyJ 3 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?

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distant_voice 3 years, 11 months ago

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

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Kathy Getto 3 years, 11 months ago

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

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Deja Coffin 3 years, 11 months ago

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

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lawrenceguy40 3 years, 11 months ago

Running from the cops is a double edged sword for LE. On the one hand, their delicate ego is damaged because someone has dared not to do as they tell them. On the other hand, they will get to chase after them, boosting their ego as the adoring public move aside while they attempt to apprehend the dangerous criminal.

By producing a trumped up charge of aggravated assault, it makes their job appear more dangerous than it is and retaliates against the petty criminal who made the foolish decision to run in the first place. When dealing with the law, you have to remember the mentality of the people you are dealing with. Most of them have chosen the job because they get to have power over other people. The choice is whether to give them the ego boost by acting all subordinate and hence prolonging your experience as they get off on their power trip, or to imagine you are their SO in the armed forces, while your SO watches over your shoulder. The latter works best for me. They seem to want to get rid of you asap if you take that approach.

As for knowing the details of the incident, it was local LE who determined that a young lady was driving the wrong way down K-10, causing a double fatality wreck when she hit someone traveling in the opposite direction. Within hours, several posters here claimed that made no sense, despite them not being there. The grieving family buried their daughter believing she had been responsible for hers and another guy's death. It wasn't until two weeks later that police said they had made a mistake and it was the other guy who had been driving the wrong way. How about a charge of aggravated incompetence for that crime?

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thebcman 3 years, 11 months ago

most likely her side-view mirror knocked the doughnut out of his hand.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 11 months ago

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

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cheeseburger 3 years, 11 months ago

A hard left would indeed cause the car to contact the officer, and likely cause the left rear wheel to run over the officer's feet, thereby justifying the agg. battery charge. The cop-hater bias displayed by Hydra and smitty are all too obvious here.

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smitty 3 years, 11 months ago

Hydra, an accurate observation. You did not disparage the LE, only made an intelligent observation. You will never be able to appease the knee jerks.

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topflight 3 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.

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Hydra 3 years, 11 months ago

The car stopped momentarily,but when an officer approached the vehicle,

Even a hard left turn can't run somebody over from a stopped position. Also I never said I knew about anything about what happened. Just asked question's as to how it possible could.

I really think they have more than enough charges without making any up!!

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jackpot 3 years, 11 months ago

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

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Hydra 3 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.

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