Two people are in custody after a high-speed police chase that began in Kansas City, Mo., and ended at the Lecompton exchange of the Kansas Turnpike on Wednesday.
The driver of the car, which reached speeds of up to 112 miles per hour during the chase, was taken into a Leavenworth County jail on eight felony charges, including feeling and eluding police and criminal damage, Kansas Turnpike Authority Trooper Mike Gruber said. A 16-year-old passenger was taken into Douglas County juvenile custody. Three other passengers were arrested but released as of Wednesday night because they had no outstanding warrants.
Troopers deployed stop sticks to halt the vehicle near mile marker 198, between Lecompton and Lawrence, at about 4 p.m. After the car lost one of its tires, the driver attempted to flee on foot but was stopped by Gruber, he said.
A Kansas City, Mo., police helicopter followed the car across the state line.