Lawrence Police chase ends in water rescue

A man was rescued from the water behind Runaway Island Sunday. (MGN)
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TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)-- A man had to be retrieved from Quarry Lake after fleeing from police.

Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper attempted to pull over a car on the turnpike. The officer pursued the vehicle after it fled.

Officers used a stop stick to stop the vehicle near one of the Lawrence exits. The driver then lost control and crashed into a ditch.

The driver fled the scene on foot and jumped into Quarry Lake while the passenger of the vehicle was taken into custody.

After refusing to come out, Douglas County Water Rescue was called to retrieve the driver. The driver was then taken into custody.

The incident ended around 9:30 a.m. Traffic heading eastbound on I-70 was reduced to one lane during this time. It caused traffic delays during the morning rush hour.