Photos: 19-year-old Topeka man fails to stop, flees from deputies

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 19-year-old male is in custody and facing several charges following a traffic stop near SW 17th Street and SW Washburn Avenue Thursday night, according to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., a deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop on a white 2009 Pontiac G6 near SW 17th Street and SW Fillmore Street for failing to dim the headlights.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver failed to stop and near SW 17th Street and SW Washburn Avenue, rear-ended a minivan before leaving the roadway, and came to a stop after striking a tree and utility pole.

The driver, Corey T. Robinson (19) of Topeka, was taken into custody and transported by
ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries to a local hospital.

Robinson faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated child endangerment, contributing to the
misconduct of a child, failure to yield, reckless driving, failure to dim headlights, driving without
being licensed and passing in a no-passing zone.

The passenger, a 15-year-old female runaway from Topeka, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the minivan was also taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

This incident is still under investigation.

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm