TOPEKA (KSNT) – A speeding car led to a high-speed chase in Topeka on Thursday according to the Topeka Police Department.

The police pursuit was first reported at 2:28 p.m. when officers saw a vehicle speeding through a stop sign at 17th St. and SW Oakley. When police attempted to stop the car, the driver took off at a high rate of speed into a residential area.

The vehicle then struck a curb and parts of it began to fall off as the pursuit continued. The vehicle slowed down and began to travel south on Oakley while going into opposing lanes. Police followed the vehicle until it eventually became disabled in the 2000 block of SW Collins. Police saw both the driver and passenger flee from the vehicle on foot before they were taken into custody.

The occupants of the car were found to be juveniles and were not injured. One of the juveniles was released to the custody of a parent. The other juvenile was taken to the Shawnee County Department of Corrections for the listed charges:

  • Felony flee and elude
  • Felony obstruction
  • Numerous traffic charges
(Photo By/Autumn Denham)