Driver eludes Kansas Highway Patrol in Lawrence after high-speed chase

The Kansas Highway Patrol is searching for the driver of a rental vehicle who evaded arrest after a high-speed chase late Saturday night.

Lt. David Morrison said the chase started about 10:30 p.m. when a Kansas Highway Patrol officer attempted to pull over a Jeep on Kansas Highway 10 near Kill Creek Road in De Soto in Johnson County. The suspect continued west into Douglas County on K-10 before exiting into Lawrence on 23rd Street. The suspect then turned north on Haskell Avenue. Morrison said the pursuing Highway Patrol officer discontinued the pursuit at about 11 p.m. for safety reasons when the suspect entered a residential neighborhood near Haskell Avenue and 15th Street.

Morrison said the KHP does not yet have a suspect for the incident. The tag on the vehicle was traced to a car rental service, but it is not known if the car was stolen, he said.

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