JCPD searching for suspect they say led them on a chase, hit deer

4 years 11 months 5 days ago Tuesday, December 30 2014 Dec 30, 2014 Tuesday, December 30, 2014 9:42:00 AM CST December 30, 2014 in News
By: Jasmine Dell, KOMU 8 Reporter and Haley Reed, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY- Jefferson City Police were searching for a suspect Tuesday after they said a driver fled the scene of a traffic stop.

Police pursued a vehicle at "significant speeds" after the driver ignored the officer's emergency lights for a traffic violation near the intersection of Hutton Lane and Louis Circle.

"Our officers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle on the east side of town near Hutton Lane and Expressview," said Capt. Doug Shoemaker. "The vehicle failed to yield for what was originally just a traffic stop for a routine traffic violation and sped off up Hutton Lane towards Expressview."

The vehicle drove to Expressview and Highway 50 eastbound in the wrong lane of traffic. The driver struck a deer and lost control of the vehicle.

Shoemaker said the driver "bailed out of the vehicle" and "ran from police, leaving two passengers inside."

Those two people were transported to a hospital for minor injuries.

The driver faces charges of careless and imprudent driving, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest and other traffic related charges.

 

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