KC man arrested for chase that ended after hitting patrol car west of Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One man is in custody facing multiple charges after after a car chase ended in a crash west of Topeka.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a patrol car was hit at the end of the chase near Vera Road in the westbound lanes.
The driver, 35-year-old Deandre Martin of Kansas City, Kansas, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.
Just before 9:30am Monday, the Kansas Turnpike Authority received a call about a gray 2014 Volkswagen Jetta driving recklessly between Topeka and Lawrence.
Shawnee County Sheriff Deputies spotted the car near I-70 and SW 3rd Street driving at high rate of speed and recklessly through traffic.
The deputy tried to stop the car at about I-70 and Wanamaker, but Martin continued leading officers on a chase at speeds over 100 mph.
The suspect caught up to a Trooper that was headed west on I-70, when they hit the patrol car twice sending the patrol car into the median.
The Trooper was also taken to a local hospital as a precaution for minor injuries.
Martin faces several charges including felony flee and elude, reckless driving, driving while license suspended and multiple traffic-related charges.
Copyright 2020 WIBW. All rights reserved.