Semi Leads Law Officers On Low-Speed Chase

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

BURLINGTON, Kan. (AP) _ Law enforcement officers chased a semitrailer truck through four counties before the driver finally stopped.

No one was injured in the low-speed chase, which lasted nearly two hours Wednesday evening.

The chase began in Franklin County, where the sheriff's office got a call around 8 p.m. about a semitrailer driving erratically after leaving Douglas County on U.S. Highway 59.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports spike strips were laid down as the truck entered Osage County and again as the truck entered Coffey County. The truck eventually stopped in Coffey County around 10 p.m.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jarrod Fredricks says the driver never exceeded 55 mph during the chase. He says the driver was suffering from an undisclosed medical condition. No charges have been filed.


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