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KC man arrested for chase that ended after hitting patrol car west of Topeka

A patrol car was hit at the end of the chase near Vera Road in the westbound lanes.
A patrol car was hit at the end of the chase near Vera Road in the westbound lanes.(WIBW)
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 10:14 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2020 at 1:57 PM CDT
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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.

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