LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 31-year-old Osceola, Missouri man is in custody following a high-speed chase Tuesday in Douglas County, Kansas.
Just before noon, deputies were involved in a chase with the driver of a Dodge Caravan that was driving recklessly and matched the description of a vehicle that had ran from Lawrence police officers twice earlier, including suspicion of leaving the scene of a crash, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said deputies chased the suspect vehicle from the city limits of Lawrence, north on U.S. Highway 24/59 and used “a vehicle intervention” to force the suspect vehicle into a field near Midland Junction.
Deputies witnessed the suspect driver reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour and driving into oncoming traffic before being forced off the highway, according to the sheriff’s office.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident on charges related to the chase and an outstanding warrant from Missouri.
The suspect is not being named until formal charges are filed.