WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Wichita man was arrested and hospitalized after fleeing police on his bicycle early Sunday morning.
Wichita police say a two-officer WPD unit was in the area of Pawnee and Seneca looking for a suspect in an aggravated assault - domestic violence case. It was reported that the suspect was riding a bicycle.
Police tried stopping 23-year-old Derek Johnson around 12:20 a.m. while he was riding his bicycle near Pawnee and Seneca.
Johnson failed to yield and turned south on McLean with an officer in pursuit with emergency lights on. He then stopped suddenly causing the officer's 2019 Dodge Charger to hit the rear of the bicycle.
The impact caused the bicycle to tip over and Johnson to fall off. He was taken to Via Christi St. Francis hospital with a possible injury, and his passenger was not hurt. The officer was also not hurt in the incident.
Through the investigation, it was determined Johnson was not involved in the earlier domestic violence case.
Sedgwick County Jail records show Johnson was booked on suspicion of flee and elude, possession of methamphetamine and an outstanding warrant.