Archive for Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Semitrailer driver leads law enforcement on low-speed chase

August 15, 2012, 11:55 p.m. Updated August 17, 2012, 11:45 a.m.


A semitrailer driver led Kansas law enforcement on a chase for an hour and 15 minutes through at least four counties Wednesday evening.

Just after 8 p.m., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call that an erratically driving semitrailer was leaving Douglas County on U.S. Highway 59. Franklin County Sheriff’s officers made contact with the semi on Interstate 35 near the 183 exit and pursued after the semi failed to stop. Spike strips were deployed as it entered Osage County, but the strips failed to stop the vehicle. A second set of spike strips was then deployed as the vehicle entered Coffey County, where it was eventually stopped at 9:49.

Jerrod Fredricks, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, said that the driver never exceeded 55 miles per hour during the chase and was suffering from an undisclosed medical condition. No charges had been filed as of Wednesday night.


deec 3 years, 1 month ago

You might want to edit this story. A semi-trailer is the back part of the truck.

Topple 3 years, 1 month ago

That doesn't really make much sense. How can a semitrailer be a tractor + semitrailer?

Wouldn't that be an endless loop of Tractor + (Tractor + (Tractor + (Tractor + Semitrailer, etc etc.)))

somedude20 3 years, 1 month ago

"....suffering from an undisclosed medical condition." Wow, this "undisclosed medical condition" crap is worse than bath salts. First, it made an ex-copper grab his gun and shoot and now it made a cat pull an OJ (slow moving chase) City, people, cats and dogs of Lawrence, we must unite to stop this trend before it becomes as big a problem as the voter fraud that we are facing in the great state of Kansas. Governor Brownback, if every a time for prayer was upon us, then that time is now!

Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 1 month ago

That song was huge at one time. I used to know all the words and sing along. Chuck Norris made a trucker movie as did Kris Kristofferson. And, of course who could forget Rusty Nail. Joy ride, any one? Candy Cane, you out there?

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

So does it need it need a medical check-up? or an oil change?

Alex Parker 3 years, 1 month ago

The Associated Press Style Book says semitrailer may be used interchangeably with tractor-trailer.

Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 1 month ago

A semi has fourteen wheels and and an eighteen wheeler has, well eighteen. That is like comparing a house cat to a tiger.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Been there, done that . . . . Well, not the police chase part . . .

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Not me in that rig but retired from CF. Four years before they shut down

Fatty_McButterpants 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm pretty sure it was the DRIVER of the semi-trailer truck that lead police on a chase; you know, unless it was an enchanted semi-trailer...

Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 1 month ago

The truck version of Knight Rider where Tik takes the driver for a ride despite his protests. When finally stopped by the police the driver protests, "But officer, Tik put something in my coffee, I have a medical condition." Answer: "Now I know why they talk about you like you can walk on water. Because s..t floats."

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