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Driver arrested after chase through three counties ending in Cole County



On Wednesday before 3 a.m. the Moniteau County Emergency Dispatch was contacted by the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office about a vehicle chase on Highway 50 heading toward Tipton.

Officials report Tipton police and Moniteau County Sheriff's deputies joined the pursuit as the pursued vehicle entered Tipton and then the vehicle then continued to travel east on Highway 50 towards California where Moniteau County deputies then took control over the pursuit.

California police attempted to use spike strips during the chase but the vehicle avoided them.

Dispatch then notified the Cole County Sheriff’s Office about the pursuit and that it was continuing east on Highway 50 toward Cole County.

The driver of the vehicle then stopped the vehicle in the center median on Highway 50 near Lookout Trail in Cole County. The driver ran off south across the highway into the woods. Two other subjects who were passengers in the vehicle were immediately taken into custody.

The driver was then taken into custody.

The driver was then identified and was found to have three felonies, no bond warrants for his arrest out of Cole County Missouri.

Karl Wehmhoener


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