Three detained after high-speed chase into Johnson County

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tried to stop a vehicle which allegedly committed several traffic violations shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.

The driver of the silver Nissan Versa refused to stop for officers and accelerated to nearly 90 miles per hour while southbound East 2200 Road, south of Eudora.

Radio traffic indicates deputies pursued the vehicle south to North One Road, or the Franklin County border, where the suspect vehicle turned east.

The suspect vehicle continued to flee from the deputy north on East 2300 Road while accelerating to 100mph. The car then turned east on U.S. 56 Highway into southwest Johnson County.

Once in Johnson County, radio traffic indicates officers were able to spin the suspect vehicle, bringing it to a stop on U.S. 56 Highway north of 191st Street. Three people were detained at that location and transported back to Douglas County. The chase ended about 1:20 a.m.

Police officers from Eudora and Baldwin City assisted with the pursuit.

Check back with this report and the Lawrence Journal-World for updates.

Operation 100 News provides overnight news coverage for the Lawrence Journal-World.


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