Sheriff's Office identifies suspect in 2-county chase Wed. morning

Christopher Jamell Clay (Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A 37-year-old man is accused of leading local and state authorities on a low-speed car chase, stretching between two counties on Wednesday morning.

The driver, Christopher Clay, was booked into the Shawnee Co. Jail on DUI, Felony Fleeing and Eluding, Driving without a License, and other traffic violations, the Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities say a Topeka Police officer spotted an erratic driver near 6th St. and the Oakland Expressway around 6:15 a.m. The driver pulled over on Highway 40, but took off as deputies arrived.

He headed east on the highway, toward Douglas Co., at speeds ranging from 30 to 45 miles per hour. The Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office and Kansas Highway Patrol deployed stop sticks as he entered the county.

Carr continued into Lawrence on flat tires before finally coming to a stop at the K-10 bypass, just east of Kasold Drive.